UPDATE: The Lampasas County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of a suspected Kempner homicide as 24-year-old Vance Helzer.
The alleged homicide was reported Monday at 11:23 p.m. in the 400 block of Pecos Lane, which Sheriff Jess Ramos said is inside Kempner city limits.
In a news release, the sheriff's office said it received a 911 call about multiple gunshots. A second caller said she believed her son had been shot.
Sheriff's office deputies arrived soon, Ramos said, and the news release said the deputies saw several people in a residential yard and in a carport area. Deputies found Helzer with multiple gunshots in the chest and torso area.
Acadian Ambulance was summoned to the residence to provide life-saving treatment, the news release said, but Helzer did not survive. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Greg Chapman.
The victim was transported to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy.
Sheriff's office investigators David Thorp and Matt Barnes initiated an investigation of the suspected homicide. Texas Rangers Russell Adams and Travis Dendy also were summoned to assist the sheriff's office.
Several people were interviewed, and statements were secured.
Authorities suspect Helzer was shot while standing near the street in front of his residence, the news release stated. Ramos said based on the ammunition casings, investigators believe Helzer was shot with a semi-automatic handgun.
The sheriff said after Helzer was shot, he ran back to his residence, where he collapsed in the arms of his father and brother. The father and brother had heard gunshots, Ramos said.
Authorities did not name a suspect.
"This is an ongoing investigation, and arrests are expected to be made soon," the news release said.
Drug paraphernalia and controlled substance was located near the residence, the news release stated. As a result, "It's possible the motive is drug-related," Ramos said.