16-year-old boy shot during shootout in parking lot in southwest Houston, police say

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Friday, August 20, 2021
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According to a tweet posted by the Houston Police Department, the teen was sent to the hospital and is expected to survive.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Houston where a 16-year-old boy was shot.

It happened at a shopping center located at 12500 Bellaire Blvd. Thursday afternoon.

According to a tweet posted by the Houston Police Department, the teen was sent to the hospital and is expected to survive.

HPD Sgt. JJ Carpenter told ABC13 two groups started yelling and began shooting at each other.

He said several shots were fired and the group used several guns.

A description of the shooters were not immediately released, but Carpenter said they are working to speak with several witnesses.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.