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Four Dead, Two Wounded In Shooting at House in Houston

June 22, 1992

HOUSTON (AP) _ Three gunmen barged into a house and tied up and shot six people, killing four and wounding two, authorities said.

A survivor told police the men demanded money, police spokesman Joe Gamino said.

The victims were found Saturday in various rooms of the single-story brick house in southwest Houston. Their hands were tied behind their backs with rope. All had been shot in the back of the head, police said.

The slayings probably were drug related, homicide Sgt. Phil Trumble said, although Gamino said it was too early in the investigation to know.

Neighbors said they had complained to police about heavy traffic and suspected drug use at the home, where detectives said they found several small bags of marijuana.

Jessica Quinones, 19, who was pregnant, and Jose Tovar, 32, died at the scene. Frank Farias, 17, died early Sunday at Ben Taub General Hospital, Gamino said. Autopsies showed that each had a single gunshot wound to the head, said R.A. Raupp, investigator for the Harris County Medical Examiner.

A fourth victim, Audrey Brown, 21, died Sunday evening, the hospital said.

Alexander Camarillo, 22, was in poor condition; and Rachel Tovar, 33, in fair condition, a hospital spokesman said.

Police had made no arrests and were searching for three men driving a beige minivan with Alabama license plates. Gamino said he didn’t know the kind of gun used.

Ms. Tovar crawled to a neighbor’s house for help after the shootings and later described the suspects for police. The men were strangers to her, Ms. Tovar told police.

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