Security guard wounded in shoot-out

January 23, 2009 10:14:04 AM PST
Gunfire at a northwest Harris County game room has left at least one person was wounded. Police say the shots at that game room were fired during an attempted burglary. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Bullets shattered the windows across the front of the game room on Veterans Memorial at West Road. Police say the shots were fired from inside the building.

According to a customer who arrived seconds after the bullets stop flying at the Magic Game Room, the building had yet to open when this took place. The cleaning crew and the guard were the only ones inside.

Apparently the guard was looking at the security video and saw three suspects trying to break in through the back door. He told the crew to get down and then he confronted the suspects.

"They were taking out the trash. He said it was three Vietnamese (suspects) who came through with ski masks on and told him to lay down. He said no and started shooting," explained a customer who didn't want to be identified. "They started shooting back."

The guard was wounded in the hand. He is in good condition. It unknown if any of the suspects were wounded. All three got away.

We are told there are cameras inside and outside of the building. However police have not indicated how much of the shooting may have been recorded.

If you have any information about this crime, you're asked to give the Harris County Sheriff's Department a call.

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