Police seek help identifying men they believe randomly killed 2 brothers

Two brothers were shot and killed at a birthday party in the 10000 block of Ella Falls Boulevard.
Two brothers were shot and killed at a birthday party in the 10000 block of Ella Falls Boulevard. (KPRC2)

HOUSTON – Police are looking for the two men involved in an apparent random shooting in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 23.

According to a news conference held Friday, two brothers were shot and killed while at a birthday party for their younger brother. 

Members of the family were in their garage in the 10000 block of Ella Falls Boulevard when two African-American men between the ages of 18 and 22 wearing white shirts approached and began shooting, officials said. 

The victims were identified by Ed Gonzalez, Harris County sheriff, as Nicolas and Valdomero Garcia. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators found a surveillance video showing a suspicious, light-colored vehicle entering the neighborhood about five minutes before the incident and leaving immediately afterward with the headlights off, police said.

Officials believe the vehicle is a 2014 to 2018 Jeep Cherokee that could be white, silver, gray or any other light color.

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Investigators said in the news conference that nothing is being ruled out, including the possibility of gang violence such as a ritual or initiation due to the seemly-random nature of the attack.

Neighbors of the family described the brothers as hardworking and had no complaints about them or their family.

Investigators are looking for a motive in the attacks and are asking anyone with information to please contact them.

Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez said every bit of information matters. Even the smallest tip could be the piece that helps bring justice and peace to the family of the brothers.

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