Fatal shooting of elderly man sparks concern

Residents in this northwest Harris County neighborhood are concerned after an apparently random act of violence against an elderly man

November 10, 2012 8:45:14 PM PST
A northwest Harris County neighborhood is asking questions after a 74-year-old man was fatally shot on his evening walk.

Neighbors found the Maglorio Cortes lying on a concrete slab around 6pm Wednesday in the 11100 block of Springsong Drive.

Now, they're worried because this could have happened to any of them.

Just imagine: you're walking down the street like you usually do. It's not even dark outside, and somebody shoots and kills you.

Investigators are now releasing new details on how Cortes was murdered.

According to officials, he was walking down the street like he did every evening when he was shot. They believe he was randomly targeted.

Neighbors tell us they heard four gunshots. Some of them saw a maroon Toyota Corolla with tinted windows leaving the scene.

Cortes was transported to CY-Fair Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No motive or suspect information has been developed.

Investigators are actively searching for the suspect or suspects in this case. If you have any information, contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.