Prominent Dominican Politician’s Son Fatally Shot in Texas

( – The Gun Violence Archive, which tracks various shooting statistics in the United States, reported 4,149 gun deaths in America so far this year as of April 4. One of the more recent shootings happened in Houston, Texas, where the son of Dominican Republic lawmaker Alfredo Pacheco was murdered.

On April 1, four men walked out of the gas station on South Sayside Drive and got into a black SUV to leave after doing some shopping. That’s when three men in two separate cars drove up, blocked the vehicle, left their cars, and opened fire.

The shooting victims, Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas and an unidentified 29-year-old were rushed to the Ben Taub hospital. Police said they spoke to Rojas father, a member of the Dominican Republic’s ruling Modern Revolutionary Party, released a statement confirming that his son did not survive the attack. The other victim remains in critical condition.

Houston Police released photos of the suspects and asked anyone with information about the incident to contact authorities on its anonymous tipline. During a press conference, one officer announced that surveillance footage of the incident exists, and experts are using the video in their investigation.

The suspects arrived at the scene in a silver Mercedes Benz and a silver Dodge Charger. Police believe the “attack was targeted.” Police spoke to two other individuals who were uninjured but inside the SUV at the time of the shooting to get eye-witness accounts of the event.

A police officer confirmed that everyone involved — both suspects and victims — were Hispanic males in their 20s and 30s. While the official told the press that one of the men inside the SUV was armed, it was unclear whether he was able to return fire before the suspects fled the scene.

It’s unclear why police believe the victims were specifically targeted. The suspects are still at large.

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