Houston police responded to reports of a double shooting on Amelia Road just before 4 a.m.
Authorities told ABC13 that two victims were playing basketball in the parking lot of an apartment complex when a family member came outside and found them both shot.
Police say a group of unknown people dressed in all black walked up to the two friends and started shooting.
One teen died from his wounds, and the other was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.
The family identified the deceased victim as 17-year-old Jason Adnner Cruz.
Family identifies 17 year old Jason Adnner Cruz as the victim from a shooting overnight. He was killed and his friend injured while playing basketball outside. https://t.co/pjqzjoGKzm pic.twitter.com/W4sOorGTgg— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) August 25, 2019
Authorities are searching for a dark-colored, 4-door car that left the scene around the same time of the shooting.
Houston police are working to determine what led up to the shooting.