While it may not be true that someone is murdered in Houston every day, so far this year is been pretty damn close.
This here marks the 50th slain body we've told you about in 55 days. And in typical fashion, not much is known about this latest, seemingly humdrum killing. There is little doubt that with so many deaths, it is easy to feel bored or disconnected. Still, day after day, residents of this city continue to take each others lives at one hell of a clip.
On Wednesday evening, police say they got a complaint about gunfire along the 1300 block of Hooper. When the officers arrived, they found a 33-year-old man had been shot dead.
Investigators say that a bunch of guys were at a trailer home when one of them yanked out a gun and started blasting. The victim, whose name is being withheld, was shot many times, police say.
No one has been arrested so far.
Anyone with information about this case can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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