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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas A Katy-area man was gunned down with his wife and two stepchildren nearby early Wednesday and the killers are on the loose.

Harris County deputies said it was just before 1 a.m. Wednesday when three men knocked on the door of a downstairs unit at the Westborough Crossing Apartments.

When 38-year-old Jesus Escobedo answered the door, the suspects forced their way in. They forced the victim into a bedroom where he was shot to death.

Escobedo s wife and stepchildren were not injured.

The wife told investigators the gunmen wore masks and she didn t see their faces or their getaway car.

Investigators said the victim s wife told them the men apparently wanted something, but due to a possible language barrier, she wasn t able to say what it was.

We don t have a motive keep on our investigation at this point because we don t have a motive, said Sgt. Felipe Rivera with the Harris County Sheriff s Office.

They don t believe anything was stolen from the home.

It appears to be random. I mean there s no indication that he knew these people, according to the wife...

The victim s 9-year-old stepson ran to tell neighbors that his dad had been shot.

My heart dropped, you know, and I was just like, We re here for you, anything you need, I m so sorry, we re here for you. Anything you need, Megan O Brien said.

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