HISD student fatally shot while walking home from school in southwest Houston

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The 16-year-old teen was pronounced dead at the hospital after he was shot in southwest Houston.

Police say a Lee High School student was fatally shot Friday afternoon during his walk home from school in southwest Houston.

Police tell us the 16-year-old was shot around 4:40pm in the 6200 of Beverly Hill.

Authorities say four Hispanic males in a white Ford truck drove by him. One of them pulled out a revolver and opened fire, striking the teen once in each arm and twice in the back.

"It appears he was targeted, but we're not for sure," HPD Detective Christopher Elder said.

The teen's body was found in a ditch.

Police say he was taken to Memorial Southwest, where he was pronounced dead.

Police don't have much information to go on at this point, but say the suspects were in a brand new Ford extended cab. The license plate started with either a D or an O.

This is not the first fatal shooting at this intersection of Beverly Hill and Greenridge. Back in 2013, the body of a strip club owner was discovered in his Bentley that crashed into a ditch here. He'd been shot in a drive-by.

People in the neighborhood were too nervous to speak to us on camera because of what they've seen happen here. One resident told Eyewitness News he's ready to pack up and move.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or HPD Homicide Division.

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