Man, 27, fatally shot in quiet neighborhood near The Heights


by staff

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 10:34 AM

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HOUSTON –- A killer was on the run early Tuesday after a man was shot to death in a quiet neighborhood on the eastern edge of The Heights, police said.

It was around 10:30 p.m. Monday when residents on Tabor at Pecore heard gunshots and called 911, officers with the Houston Police Department said.

Police found a dead male, age 27, in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

“We have a couple of witnesses,” said police spokesman Mark Condon. “We’re looking into a few leads but nothing substantial right now.”

Witnesses told police they saw a dark brown two-door Toyota leaving the scene.

"I am shocked," said neighbor Ken Fornof. "It's a real surprise to me."

"It's a real nice community, too," said another resident. "People are nice and friendly here. It's shocking."

Anyone with information can call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600.