Kempner: Man gunned down in front of house

Investigators think the victim was shot near the street in front of his home. (File)

KEMPNER, Texas The Lampasas County Sheriff's office wants answers after a man was shot and killed in front of his own home.

Vance Helzer, 24, was shot at around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday in front of his home in the 400 block of Pecos Lane in Kempner.

When Lampasas County deputies arrived, they found the victim bleeding from wounds to the torso.

Paramedics responded but Helzer died at the scene.

Investigators say they recovered drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance near the home.

They believe Helzer was shot while standing near the street in front of his house.

Texas Rangers are assisting the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office in the homicide investigation and arrests are expected soon.