1 dead after shooting at Katy-area salon, officials say

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- One person is dead after a shooting at a Katy-area salon.

The shooting happened at the Naturals Nails & Hair salon on the corner of Fry and Franz around 3 p.m.

According to investigators from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a white or Hispanic male in his mid-20s walked into the salon, pointed a gun at the head of another man in the salon and opened fire, killing him.

Family members identified the victim as Elmer Villatoro, who was previously described by investigators as being in his 30s.

Authorities said the victim was a customer who was getting a haircut at the time of the shooting. Several other people inside the salon were not injured.

The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a black four-door sedan. He was wearing blue jeans, a white tank top and a ball cap.

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