Police say there may have been a possible racist motive to the murder of a 13 year old on the city's east side early Sunday, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Police say three African American men drove up to the home in the 300 block of Palfrey, which is near Goliad Road and Pecan Valley.
A police report says one of the men yelled 'F*** Mexicans!' and then opened fire.
Witnesses said they heard four shots fired, and Gabriel Martinez, 13, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have no suspects in custody. The three man escaped in what was described as a black nineties model Expedition.
Relatives of Martinez said they had not been involved in any confrontations and have 'no idea' why assailants would want to shoot the boy, or anybody in the home. Relatives of Gabriel say they did not recognize any of the three assailants.