By Victor O'Brien
Killeen Daily Herald
A 36-year-old Temple man died after being shot Thursday morning. His death marked Temple's third homicide of the year, all since June.
Temple police found Vaughn Wattley, 36, suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive at about 1:35 a.m. Wattley was transported to Scott & White Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m,, a Temple police news release stated.
The homicide was the second for Temple police in a week.
Temple police found Robin Simek, 45, shot in the 1100 block of South Third Street at 10:45 p.m. Saturday. She was shot multiple times in the upper torso with a handgun, a news release stated. She died at Scott & White Hospital at 11:30 p.m.
The city's first 2009 homicide happened June 2. Temple police found the body of Jorge Antonio Garcia Gamero, 35, in the 5000 block of Charter Oak Drive.
Officers responded to a vehicle accident and a shots-fired call. Gamero was found wounded in a black Honda sedan 50 yards from the street. He died June 3 at Scott & White Hospital.
Anyone with information about these cases is urged to contact the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.
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