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Ernesto Alonzo, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 70

Police don't who did it or why, but a man last seen running down the street with a pack of men chasing him was killed over the weekend in south Houston.

Witnesses tell police that Ernesto Alonzo, 38, was at a bar near the 13400 block of Monarch Road early Saturday morning. When he left, police say, a group of men were seen chasing Alonzo down the street.

That's when people in the neighborhood heard a succession of gun shots. Alonzo was then found bleeding in a ditch. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, police say, where he died from a shot to the chest.

Police, who claim they have few leads, say the shooters sped away in an unknown car. The investigation is underway.

Anyone with information about this case can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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