1 killed in Southeast Houston shooting

Gunman still on the loose

Published On: Jul 20 2012 04:54:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 20 2012 04:56:18 PM CDT
S. loop homicide
HOUSTON -

Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a Southeast Houston apartment complex.

The shooting happened at the Gulfgate Oaks Apartments in the 7900 block of the South Loop East near Broadway late Thursday.

Detectives said Guillermo Lopez, 29, heard a knock at his second-floor apartment door. When he answered it, he was shot multiple times.

He died at the scene.

Police said Lopez's wife and three children were outside during the shooting and did not see what happened.

The shooter is still on the loose. He was described as Hispanic, in his later 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 150 pounds.

Investigators do not have a motive but said the victim and shooter may have known each other.