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Sonia Argentina Guzman, Authorities are pleading for the public’s help as they search for a shooter suspected of killing five people – including a 9-year-old boy – after the child’s father asked the gunman to stop firing his rifle near the family’s home.
More than 250 law enforcement officers and $80,000 in reward money have been devoted to capturing Francisco Oropesa, 38, who police say gunned down his neighbors Friday night at their home northeast of Houston. He’s considered armed and dangerous, an FBI official said.
Moments before the massacre, Wilson Garcia and two other men had walked over to Oropesa’s yard to ask him to stop shooting so close to their home because their baby was sleeping, Garcia told CNN. They’d asked Oropesa to shoot on the other side of his property, he said.
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The gunman later came to Garcia’s home, shooting his wife, Sonia Argentina Guzman, in the doorway before killing three other adults and Garcia’s son, Daniel Enrique Laso-Guzman, the grieving father said.
“One of the people who died saw when my wife fell to the ground,” Garcia told CNN.
“She told me to throw myself out the window because my children were already without a mother. So one of us had to stay alive to take care of them. She was the person who helped me jump out the window.”
The woman who helped Garcia flee did not survive, he said.
Unfathomable to go through that. Feel so much for him and his family.
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When police arrived, they found the victims had been shot “almost execution style” at close range above the neck, San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told local media.
Before the deadly confrontation at Garcia’s home in Cleveland, Texas, five 911 calls had been made to report the gunman shooting his rifle outdoors, the father said.
Authorities got to the scene as fast as they could, Capers said. But his small force covers a large county, he said, and the home is about 15 minutes outside town.
The other victims have been identified as Diana Velázquez Alvarado, 21; Julisa Molina Rivera, 31, and José Jonathan Cásarez, 18. Daniel Enrique Laso-Guzman turned 9 in January, Garcia said; authorities previously said he was 8.
Many people have reacted to the incident on Twitter with one person writing, “Unfathomable to go through that. Feel so much for him and his family.” Another person wrote, “I know there’s not enough sympathy could help soothe the loss of his wife, friends & child but sorry for the loss.”
A third person wrote, “Pls stay strong for them, my friend’s dad killed himself and now they think that they weren’t good enough for him to stay, now they expect everyone to leave… it’s sad to see fr.” This other person wrote, “The shooter is an illegal who probably has gone back over the border, hopefully, the Mexican gov. Will help find him.”