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HOUSTON An elderly man was shot and killed during his daily walk in northwest Harris County, investigator said.

It happened around 6 pm. Wednesday. Maglorio Cortes, 74, a father of eight and grandfather of nine had just finished dinner, and went for this daily stroll through the neighborhood.

He was fatally shot no apparent reason on Springsong Road less than a mile from his home.

Neighbors said they heard gunshots and saw a maroon Toyota Corolla with tinted windows leaving the scene.

He didn t have any enemies. He wasn t the drinking type, or the partying type. It was family, said the victim s granddaughter, who didn t want to be identified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff s Office or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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