Man gunned down carrying daughter’s birthday cake

Calogero Duenes, 24, arrived at Chuck E. Cheese for his daughter’s 6th birthday party when a driver, who had driven down a parking lot aisle in the wrong direction, engaged in a verbal dispute with him before fatally shooting him.
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A Texas dad was gunned down as he carried his daughter’s birthday cake outside a Chuck E. Cheese, reports said.

According to Police, Calogero Duenes, 24, had just arrived at the restaurant for his 6-year-old daughter’s birthday Friday night when the driver of a car in the parking lot fatally shot him.

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The car had driven down a parking lot aisle in the wrong direction and Duenes got into a verbal exchange with the driver before the shots rang out.

Duenes’ two daughters, 3-year-old Marrlow and 6-year-old birthday girl Serina, were already inside the restaurant with their mother at the time of the deadly encounter.

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“He ran in and he was screaming, ‘I got shot! I got shot!’ ”, “And I ran out behind him, my daughters ran out behind me, they saw him laying on the floor.” wife Amber Uresti told KTOU-TV.

Duenes was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Humble police said there is surveillance footage of the confrontation in the lot and they believe the person who shot Duenes was driving a black Ford car.

Duenes’ two daughters and their mother were inside the restaurant when he came running in and screamed, “I got shot! I got shot!”
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“He had no weapons,”, “He was holding my daughter’s birthday cake. He had nothing on him. I don’t understand why.” Uresti told KTRK-TV.

The shooting has left the 6-year-old shaken, Uresti said.

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“My daughter has been crying,” she told the station. “She slept last night with her father’s shirt, crying until she fell asleep, and it breaks my heart. There’s nothing I can tell her. There’s no words to tell her other than, ‘Daddy is with you in your heart. He loves you.’ ”

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