HPD investigate shooting of a juvenile on SE side

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Houston police are investigating a shooting on the southeast side, Eyewitness News has learned. (KTRK)

Houston police are investigating a shooting of a juvenile on the southeast side, Eyewitness News has learned.

The shooting took place along Martin Luther King Drive at the 5000 block of Rue Street just before 4pm on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses say the shooting happened very quickly right in the middle of the street.

The victim was a boy between 10 and 14 according to neighbors.

Police were called to Rue Street and eyewitnesses say the boy's father was nursing his wounds on his face when they arrived.

Neighbors say the boy was talking when he was taken to the hospital and it look like the bullet grazed him but police haven't confirmed that.

Edgar Lewis said the boy was out playing when several people in a car pulled up.

"They got out of the car and started shooting. Just boom, boom, boom, all you hear is boom, boom, boom" Lewis said.

Police have not given a description of the getaway car but several eyewitnesses saw it driving off and should be able to give some information.

"I hope everybody comes together and stop all the madness. This hating has got to stop," said a neighbor.
This is a developing story. Stay with ABC13 for the latest.

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