A search is underway in Cleveland, Texas for the man who killed five people in Friday’s shooting. As many as 200 law enforcement officers were involved in the operation on Sunday. There is also a reward for information leading to the capture of the suspect.
The shooting took place on Friday after 11 p.m. local time (Saturday after 6 a.m. in Poland). Police said the assailant was 38-year-old Mexican Francisco Oropeza, a neighbor of the victims. A man attacked after being warned to stop firing guns in his garden because it wakes up children.
The attacker shot a total of five people. The victims were aged eight, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-five and thirty-one. They all came from Honduras. According to FBI information cited by Reuters, all the victims lived in the same house, but were not members of the same family.
Officers go door to door
On Sunday, local services reported that a mobile phone and discarded clothes were found in the area of operation. However, the search for the attacker himself is still ongoing.
San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers, as quoted by Reuters, said that “200 law enforcement officers are going door to door looking for a suspect or any clues to finding him.
The services are also offering $80,000 for information leading to the capture of the assailant.
Honduran Foreign Minister: We demand full application of the law
Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Reina said the Honduran Consulate was in contact with authorities in Texas. “We demand the full force of the law be applied to the person responsible for this crime,” he tweeted.
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