Heights-area resident fatally shot outside home

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A man carrying groceries to into his home was shot in the chest and killed, and police said the shooting may have been caught on camera (KTRK)

A man carrying groceries to into his home was shot in the chest and killed, and police said the shooting may have been caught on camera.

It happened at about 6:15pm in the the 5300 block of Darling Street near TJ Jester and I-10.

Police said the male victim, who's in his 20's, got out of his truck, and as he went to open his home's door, he could be heard yelling, "No! No," before a gun was fired. Police said the man's girlfriend was in the house and heard it all. She rushed to help him, and so did firefighters from Fire Station 11, which is just yards away. There was nothing they could do. The man was shot in the chest.

Police said according to witnesses, the gunman was wearing all black and was seen running away from the scene with silver handgun. A vehicle was also seen backing up on Darling Street. Police describe the vehicle as a 2003-2005 BMW Teal, blue or grey colored 7-series sedan.

"Anytime something happens that close to home, you will be more aware of your surroundings, especially with a young family. So, shutting your garage and see who's following you home, just being very aware of what's going on," said neighbor Chad Smith.

Police said they don't believed the gunman and the victim knew each other.

Detectives are trying to review video that may have been recorded of the incident from a nearby home.
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