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HOUSTON - Police said a man was shot dead late Thursday in the parking lot of a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to the 8500 block of W. Sam Houston Parkway near Greenfork Drive around 8:30 p.m. They found a man shot several times in his back.

Homicide investigators believe the man was running from a group of suspects for unknown reasons. The men opened fire, killing him.

Witnesses said there were between two to four suspects, but a detailed description of the men was not available. The men left the scene in a newer black Acura sedan, witnesses said.

A motive for the crime was not immediately determined.

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