Houston police said a group of men forced their way into a home and then shot to death a man after locking his sister in a bedroom.
Stephen Jimenez, a police investigator, told the Houston Chronicle that when patrol officers responded to the home late Saturday night they found a man who had been shot several times in his living room.
The victim's sister told police that several men forced their way into the house and locked her in the bedroom, where she heard several gunshots. When she emerged from the bedroom after the suspects fled, she found her brother shot to death.
Jimenez said the incident appears to have been a robbery, though it remains unclear if anything was taken from the house.