One injured in drive-by shooting at basketball court

Police are searching for a gunman who targeted this basketball court in southwest Houston. One shot was fired and one person is recovering in the hospital after he was struck in the neck by the bullet.

June 26, 2011 7:10:24 AM PDT
Police are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a group of people playing basketball in southwest Houston. Houston police are calling the incident a drive-by shooting. It happened around 9:45pm Saturday at Crain Park on Triola at Pella, near S. Gessner.

According to investigators, several people were playing basketball when an unknown dark-colored car pulled up to the curb on Pella. Someone in the car shot one time in the direction of the basketball court.

An 18-year-old man was struck in the neck, officials said. He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Police are still looking for the gunman. Officers believe this was a random shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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