Lubbock Police Department detectives were called out to a home in the 1900 block of 66th St. just after midnight Friday, where they said they found 23-year-old Travondrick Ward fatally shot.
Brittany Taylor said it's tough to process what happened to her cousin.
"He is not the type of person to just sit there and fight with everybody," Taylor said, "but you know what, God is going see to whoever did that, and they are going to get it."
Taylor had no idea Ward had passed away until we showed up Saturday afternoon.
"That was like a brother to me," Taylor said. "That is what type of relationship that was, like a brother. We used to stay together when we were younger, me and Toby used to go to the same school across the street, I mean they are good people.
"That is why I'm not understanding, you know."
So far, LPD has still not released any details on the deadly shooting.
"I was home asleep, and my girlfriend was passing by and had seen some bright lights," friend and neighbor Marcus Mayo said. "From what I heard, my sister's truck was right here [driveway]. He was in the driver's seat with the door open.
"Somebody snuck up behind him, shot him in the ribs, and he got out to try to look for help."
Neighbors in the area said they heard multiple gunshots that almost sounded like fireworks.
"A good kid, still young, still had plenty of years to go by," Mayo said. "But the only people I feel sorry for are my nephews because they are not going to have a father around."
We were told that Ward left behind two children with Mayo's sister. Anyone with information in the case should contact Crime Line at 741-1000.