Suspect shot during attempted robbery at southeast Houston gameroom

Authorities are investigating after shots rang out at a gameroom on the city's southeast side Friday afternoon.
August 29, 2013 10:00:00 PM PDT
Authorities are investigating after shots rang out at a gameroom on the city's southeast side Friday afternoon.

It happened during an attempted robbery at this game room off Klecky Road, and the suspect was shot at least one time. We're told he's been taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. A security guard on the scene says the man tried to push his way into the gameroom and started firing shots in the air.

This all comes the night after our 13 Undercover hidden-camera investigation revealed gamerooms operating as illegal casinos and paying out cash to gamblers. The large amounts of cash make these operations targets for robberies, although we have no evidence that illegal gambling was going on at the gameroom where Friday's shooting took place.

During our investigation we heard lots of stories of violence at these gamerooms.

Coming up next week, we'll take a more in depth look at the types of crimes that happen at these operations and whether police are doing doing enough to shut down these illegal gambling operations.

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