TEXAS CITY

Police on Friday were seeking information about the Thursday evening shooting death of a man on Appomattox Drive.

The case began just after 6:30 p.m. when police received several reports of gunshots in the 1200 block of Appomattox Drive, the department said.

Officers found that a man had been shot several times while he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in the driveway, police said.

The victim was identified as Anthony Sonnier, 29, of La Marque.

Initial investigation revealed that an unknown assailant approached the vehicle, which was occupied by Sonnier and two other men, and opened fire, police said.

No one but Sonnier was injured.

No motive had been determined for the shooting, police said.

Sonnier was taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Detectives on Friday were interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for more details.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 945-TIPS or detective Melencio Villarreal at (409) 643-5836.

— From Staff Reports

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