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HPD: Man shot, killed while laying in bed during home invasion

Houston police said the suspects drove away in a gray or black Toyota Prius with pink seat covers.

HOUSTON — A man was shot and killed while laying in bed during a home invasion on Monday, according to Houston police.

It happened at a home in northwest Houston in the 6500 block of Thornwall Street around 6:30 p.m.

According to police, two people were at the house -- one outside working on a vehicle and the other inside.

HPD investigators said four men approached the individual who was outside and forced them into the home.

Once inside, investigators say the suspects ransacked the home and discovered the victim lying in his bed and shot him.

The victim, 31, was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The resident who was forced inside was not injured, according to police.

All four suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a black or gray hatchback, which police believe is a Toyota Prius. The vehicle also had dark rims and say at least once seat had a pink cover on it.

Credit: KHOU

Police urge anyone with information on the home invasion to contact HPD's Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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Here's the initial update police provided at the scene:

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