Kids hit by stray bullets on southwest Houston sidewalk

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Two children were injured when gunfire erupted, reportedly from a drug deal gone bad (KTRK)

Houston police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a drug deal gone bad and the shooting of two innocent children.

The man, described only as a Hispanic male with facial tattoos, is believed to open fire in a grocery store parking lot near the 10000 block of Beechnut.

Police spokesperson John Cannon says the man and his accomplice or accomplices drove east on Beechnut in a large white SUV.

The shooting occurred after a suspected drug deal with three other men in a green Buick.

That Buick went west on Beechnut and collided with another car while making a U-turn. The three men in The Buick then ran towards a McDonald's parking lot. One of them escaped after dropping what investigators say with a bag of marijuana.

Two undercover drug task force officers happened to be on Beechnut working another case when they saw the collision between the green Buick and the other vehicle.

They arrested the other two men who ran from the Buick, one of whom was caught in the parking lot. The other headed into the women's bathroom of the fast food restaurant. He was arrested after officers opened fire, shadowing a window near the entrance to the McDonald's.

Nobody was hurt at that scene.

Police say they recovered several bags of what they believe is marijuana and multiple weapons.

Caught in the gunfire were a nine-year-old girl who was shot in the leg. She's at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center. Her 7-year-old brother was grazed and is also at a local hospital.

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