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HOUSTON Homicide detectives are asking for the public s help in their investigation into the shooting death of a man overnight in southeast Houston, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around midnight early Monday at the Clearwood Villas Apartments located in the 9400 block of Clearwood Street.

Witnesses said the victim went out to his car in the parking lot to get something he had forgotten. On his way back, he was shot twice by an unknown assailant.

The victim was able to get back to his apartment, but then collapsed.

Residents tried to save the man, but it was too late.

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