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Houston Crime: Family of Navy veteran shot dead on North Highway still searching for answers

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The family of 27-year-old Mauro Gauna is grieving and seeking answers after he was found fatally shot in his car on the side of the North Freeway Wednesday night.

Daniela Gauna, Mauro’s wife of four years, said they spent the day together on Wednesday. They run errands, buy Christmas decorations and prepare for an upcoming trip.

Daniela said that evening, Mauro went to the grocery store, but she did not expect he would not return home.

“He said ‘No, I’m going to the store.’ He said, ‘I’ll do it for you because I know how much you love salsa,’ and so he left to do something. That’s for me and it, Daniela said.

Police say Mauro was found fatally shot in his car on the side of the North Freeway, just north of I-10 near the Main Street exit at about 6:40 p.m. local time. So far, authorities do not know who is the motive behind the incident. it.

Mauro’s family says he is a proud Navy veteran who recently received his nursing degree in hopes of working at the VA.

“He’s going to keep doing good, giving his money back. He wants to work at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. People will tell him, ‘You’re crazy. He needed to go somewhere with a paycheck,” but he didn’t. “I didn’t want to do that because he wanted to make a difference and continue to help others like him,” Daniela said.

His family said Mauro was selfless, always joking and had a laugh that could light up a room.

“Even if I’m the oldest, I admire him, for everything he said he would do. He really did it. He was always there for us.” Mauro’s brother, Jose said.

His loved ones are now desperate as to why this has happened and who is responsible for his death.

“It won’t bring him back. We’ve made memories with him. Unfortunately we won’t be able to do so anymore, but at least it can bring justice to the brother. me,” said Jose.

If you know anything about what happened, you should call Crime Stoppers or HPD Homicide.

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