Sick Shooting: 15-Year-Old Battling Cancer Shot, Brother Speaks Out

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DUNCANVILLE—“[My family] heard like three gun shots. Boom. Boom. Boom.”

A 15-year-old was gunned down right in front of his Duncanville home late Saturday evening.

“It’s just hard not to see him here no more with us.  He didn’t deserve that.  He had a big heart,” his older brother, Brandon Lara, said.

Ryan Lara was already dodging death.  He was diagnosed with Lymphoma some weeks ago.  He’d just finished a round of chemo when gunshots killed him.

“’I just got shot, I just got shot, I can’t feel my legs,’” Lara remembered his brother saying.

He had just stepped out to move his dad’s SUV into the driveway, when someone opened fire.

“[We’re looking for a] vehicle, four door sedan, grey in color.  We believe the motive on it was robbery,” Det. Jeff Pollock said.

“We jumped over him, and my big brother got to right here and just started shooting…he unloaded the whole clip,” Lara said.

The detective leading this investigation says, so far, there aren’t any suspects.

“Right now, we’re running out any and every lead that’s coming in, but as of yet, we really haven’t gotten a whole lot.”

Lara walked NewsFix cameras around the home where his brother was shot. “There’s a bullet hole right there on the porch, my little brother fell right here, his head was right here and he was bleeding right here.  You still can see blood.”

Ryan’s family thought he’d beat cancer.  They never thought they’d lose him like this.

“I didn’t want him to feel lonely, because my mother had passed away seven years ago.  That was my baby brother.  That’s all I had left from my mom,” he said.

Now, the family is planning another funeral, and there’s a $5,000 reward to catch the person or persons who did this.

“Sooner or later, what’s done in the dark is soon going to come to the light,” Lara said.

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