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Incident at 4175 Uptown

December 7, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 4175 Uptown about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 6).

The victim is identified as Mario Love, 27, of 5618 East Hampton #B. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant O. Belmarez and Officer E. Carstens reported:

Witnesses said Mr. Love was at his workplace when an unidentified coworker shot him multiple times. The suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds. He had long braided hair and was seen leaving the scene in a newer model, light brown Chevrolet Impala.

Less than two hours later, police responded to a shooting call at 758 North Victory about 1:35 a.m. and found a male dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased male matched the description of the suspect in the shooting on Uptown, and a vehicle found at the North Victory location matched the description of the suspect's vehicle at Uptown.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results on the deceased male at North Victory and must contact witnesses to obtain a positive identification on him in Mr. Love's homicide.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

JFC/GO 12-7-06
Inc #188020006

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.