Father bringing food home for family gunned down

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Jeff Ehling reporting at father gunned down in SW Houston.

A father of two was gunned down in his own driveway early this morning in southwest Houston.

Now police are searching for the killer. It happened on Windswept Lane at Unity Drive. Tomas Gonzalez, 35, may have been followed home last night. He was shot and killed before he could get inside his town home.

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Drive-by shooting ends in man shot in driveway.

Isabel Zapeta, Gonzalez's mother-in-law, heard three gun shots outside her family's town home just before midnight.

Zapeta said, "When I heard the gunshots I quickly started looking for my keys and thought, 'Oh Lord, what happened?' He just left.")

When the family went outside they found Gonzalez's body.

The father of two died in the drive way after returning from a restaurant with food for his family.

Zapeta said, "When I saw him, he was right there laying down and my daughter was crying over him."

Family members say Gonzalez may have been followed as he made his way home. Police say Gonzalez was not robbed.

Gonzalez owned small clothing shop, he was a native of Guatemala but had been living in the United States for 16 years. His family is devastated by the loss.

Francisco Santiso, Gonzalez's father-in-law, said, "We want Tomas to rest in peace and my condolences to the family. We cannot do anymore, we know that God is in charge."

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