Father of three gunned down in driveway of his Manor home

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MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — A 39-year-old man was killed in the driveway of his Manor home Wednesday night after he was shot multiple times.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are actively searching for the person who killed Pedro Gomez and are asking people in the neighborhood to not open their doors to strangers.

KXAN’s Jacqulyn Powell spoke to Gomez’s wife, who said her husband leaves behind a 1 and 3-year-old son, as well as a 12-year-old son from a previous relationship. She said the family is in shock and has no idea who would have killed him.

A number of 911 calls around 8:40 p.m. about shots fired and a man with gunshot wounds brought deputies and Austin-Travis County EMS medics to the scene, where they found Gomez’s body in a vehicle parked in the driveway.

The shooting happened on William Harrison Street in a neighborhood next to Presidential Meadows Elementary School and US 290 — about a mile east of downtown Manor.

“We have a decedent who has sustained gun shot wounds and we don’t know who did it, and so for that reason we do need to ask the public to be cautious especially in this general area,” Kristen Dark, with TSCO, said.

Detectives, who worked throughout the night collecting evidence and interviewing people, are still working to find a motive. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the TCSO tip line at 512-854-1444 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. 

The victim’s wife says Gomez moved to Manor when he was 10 with his family, went to Manor High School and ran on the track team.

William Harrison Street in Manor where a man was found shot to death in a car parked in a driveway the night of Jan. 31, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)

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Posted by KXAN News on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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