Manhunt Underway For Suspect Who Allegedly Killed 5 Neighbors ‘Execution-Style’

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A manhunt is underway in Texas after a man allegedly shot and killed his five neighbors “execution style.”

Thirty-eight year-old Francisco Oropesa is accused of fatally shooting Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25; Daniel Enrique Laso Guzman, 8; Diana Velazquez Alvarado, 21; Julisa Molina Rivera, 31 and Jose Jonathan Casarez, 18, Fox News reported Sunday.

The gruesome scene unfolded Friday night after neighbor Wilson Garcia approached Oropesa and asked him to stop firing his rifle so that his baby could fall asleep, according to The New York Times (NYT). Oropesa then allegedly grabbed his AR-15 and walked to Garcia’s home, where he reportedly fatally shot Garcia’s wife, son and three others. Garcia said Oropesa “went room to room, looking for people,” according to Fox News.

One woman told Garcia he should jump out of the window after witnessing his wife get shot, according to the NYT. Oropesa fled the scene.

Law enforcement said Sunday they have “no leads” on Oropesa’s whereabouts, Fox reported. (RELATED: Police Make Arrest After Four Bodies Found Inside Rural Maine Home, Three Others Wounded By Gunfire)

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) source told the outlet Oropesa is a Mexican national who had been deported at least five times prior to the incident.

“We do not know where he is, that’s why we’ve come up with this reward,” FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge James Smith said Sunday, according to Fox. A combined reward of $80,000 is being offered.

Authorities initially misidentified the suspect, with the Francisco Oropeza’s family saying he has received death threats since the incident, according to Fox 4.