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Incident at 6519 Sloan

January 11, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile at 6519 Sloan on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 7:15 p.m.

The victim is identified as Victor Mares, 13, of 6303 Winfree #9. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the back and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.H. Roberts and Officer A.J. Palos reported:

After hearing several gunshots in the area, shortly after 7 p.m., witnesses found Victor Mares in the parking area of an apartment complex with multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/NJM 1-11-07

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