Bayou Body Count: Two Cars, Lots Of Bullets

SWAT officers with the Houston Police Department raided a house early Monday morning, looking for Francisco Odilon Lopez, a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and another injured. Lopez, however, was not there and police are still looking for him.

According to the police department, the shooting happened on June 18 when Lopez was at a house owned by Abelardo Villarreal, at 617 Woolworth St., and the two men started arguing. Lopez pulled out a pistol and shot Villarreal several times, killing him at the scene. Villarreal's brother, Carlos Villarreal, was also shot multiple times and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital.

Lopez, 45, left the scene in a white van and is described as five-foot, six-inches tall, weighing about 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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On Saturday night, two groups of men shot at each other from their cars at the entrance of the Braes Court Apartments, at 8801 S. Braeswood Blvd., and one man was hit several times, according to the Houston Police Department. He later died at Ben Taub General Hospital.

Both cars were hit with bullets during the shoot-out, and the men that killed the victim, Miguel Hildalgo, exited their car and ran from the scene. Police identified the suspects as "three Hispanic males."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call HPD homicide detectives at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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