Father of 4 young children shot dead in argument at gas station; the shooter remains at large

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK/Gray News) — A family in Arizona tries to put the pieces of their lives back together after losing a loved one in a fatal shooting at a gas station.

Rene Sanchez lost his life last weekend after arguing with another man while at a QuikTrip convenience store in Phoenix. Rene Sanchez was shot as he walked away, his brother says The Arizona family.

Eddie Sanchez, Rene Sanchez’s brother, said the shooting took place in the afternoon and the family were heartbroken and wanted justice. René Sanchez was also the father of four young children.

“We’re missing that piece of the puzzle, and that’s Rene,” Eddie Sanchez said. “It makes me sad that people like this don’t care about human life and the family of the people it affects.”

The Phoenix Police Department released a photo and video of the shooting this afternoon that showed an unidentified man leaving the scene on a bicycle. However, no arrests were immediately reported.

“To tell them [Rene’s kids] their father will not come home. To tell them he was murdered at a gas station. It’s just frustrating not seeing him and knowing we won’t see him again,” Eddie Sanchez said.

René Sanchez was an electrician with the aim of starting his own business, according to his brother. But currently, the family is just waiting for updates on the case and wants answers.

“It will be a big load on our shoulders to find this person,” Eddie Sanchez said. “He will eventually get caught and pay for what he did.”

Eddie Sanchez said people will remember his brother and the family created a GoFundMe to help raise funds for funeral expenses and four children and his wife René Sanchez.

Phoenix police urged those with further information to contact authorities. There is a $2,000 reward.

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