Teen shot after fight at SW Houston apartment complex

A teenager is in the hospital, shot after what appears to have been a fight at this southwest Houston apartment complex.

December 17, 2012 3:34:04 AM PST
A teenager was shot on a southwest Houston street overnight and then taken to the hospital in his bare feet.

The 16-year-old who was shot is in critical condition this morning at Texas Childrens Hospital. Police say his wounds are very severe and he may not survive.

Police tell us this shooting happened last night at the Little Nell Apartment Homes on West Sam Houston Parkway South near Beechnut just before 9pm. Residents called police after hearing gunshots and when police arrived on scene several shell casings where located along with a pair of shoes. His friends drove him to the hospital and in the rush to get him there they left his shoes behind.

It's not believed the teen lived at the apartment complex and police say they are still looking for the suspects seen leaving after the shooting in a white vehicle. It's unclear how many suspects where involved, but police say an altercation between the 16-year-old and another group of people led to the shooting.

"Some other suspects, he may have gotten into a confrontation with some other suspects in a white car and that's all we know and then fled the scene," said Sgt.Mark Holbrook with the Houston Police Department.

No other description of the suspects was given. Police also say they do not have a motive in the shooting.

There is no word on how many times the teen was shot.

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