Fight over basketball game ends in fatal shooting in northwest Houston

The shooting happened at about 8:30pm in the 3300 block of Airline Drive.
September 6, 2013 3:52:18 AM PDT
A fight over a basketball game is blamed for a deadly shooting in northwest Houston last night.

The shooting happened at about 8:30pm in the 3300 block of Airline Drive. Two groups of men were playing basketball at Independence Heights Park. After the game, the losers followed the winners for a few blocks and a fight started.

Police say during the fight, someone pulled a gun and started shooting. One man was hit. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Witnesses haven't been able to lead police to the shooter.

"They say that they recognize him but don't know his name or where he lives. They have seen him at the park before," said Sgt. T. Richardson with the Houston Police Department.

Police are not sure if the shooter was actually playing basketball.

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