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Child Shot in Back, Houston Police Release Alleged Suspect Vehicle Photos

Police say child shot in back was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Child shot in back during drive-by shooting in SW Houston.

Child Shot in Back, Houston Police Release Alleged Suspect Vehicle Photos. Credit KPRC 2 Click2Houston

A 7-year-old boy was wounded in the back during a drive-by shooting in southwest Houston.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner stated that the boy was undergoing surgery.

Surveillance footage obtained by news media from neighbors captured a blue truck, possibly carrying ladders in its bed, speeding down Langdon Street.

Following closely behind was a gray sedan. Shortly after the vehicles disappeared from the frame, gunshots rang out.

Detectives suspect that the gunfire originated from the sedan, though it remains unclear if anyone in the blue truck retaliated.

According to Sergeant David Solis of the Houston Police Department, authorities are still piecing together a possible motive for the apparently random act of violence. “Again, we don’t know if they were in a road rage,” Solis remarked.
“We don’t know if there was some kind of altercation.” Local residents noted that the area is unfortunately accustomed to gunfire.

HPD’s crime map indicated that there have been 25 other aggravated assaults in the past month within a mile radius of the apartment complex.

City of Houston Press Release

Surveillance Photos Released in Investigation into Shooting at 7900 Corporate Drive APRIL 16, 2024

Houston police have released surveillance photos of a suspect vehicle and a person of interest in the shooting of a juvenile male in the 7900 block of Corporate Drive about 2:50 p.m. on Sunday (April 14).

The suspect vehicle is a gray Toyota Avalon with damage to the front left side and back passenger side. The person of interest is described only as a black female wearing pink shoes. Photos of the vehicle and person of interest are attached to this news release.

The male child shot in back, 7, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division Detectives O. Tapia and Q. Nguyen reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found the juvenile receiving medical treatment from paramedics. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital.

Investigators learned a suspect, described only as a possible black male with locks, was shooting at a person(s) in a blue truck when at least one shot struck the victim, who was on a sidewalk. The suspect’s vehicle fled the scene.

Further investigation developed a person of interest who investigators believe may know the identity of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s vehicle, the identity of the person of interest, or in this case is urged to contact HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Source: KPRC 2 Click2Houston

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