According to authorities, four men got into a shootout inside an apartment complex on Royal Palms near Griggs around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.
"The males come in through a pedestrian gate on the fence and started firing," said Larry Crowson with HPD. "We are not sure if they were firing at the apartments or one of the people out in the court yard. We just don't know at this point."
Four teenagers injured by gun fire in a common area at an apartment complex off of Royal Palms. pic.twitter.com/qnPjOJNoHC— Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) July 11, 2019
Police say all the victims were outside in a common area when the shooting started.
According to police, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old girl were grazed by bullets, and 18-year-old Dyki Keller was also hit. They were all taken to the hospital.
A third 16-year-old girl who had serious injuries was also taken to the hospital.
Police say several apartments have bullet holes and it's possible others were injured and taken away in private cars to be checked out.
All of the suspects are on the loose, but there are no descriptions available.
Police say the suspects who opened fire in a common area at an apartment complex off of Royal Palms drove off and are still on the run pic.twitter.com/kzG9dHXkhk— Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) July 11, 2019
The shooting comes as the city of Houston is debating its curfew ordinance. Currently, those under 17 are not supposed to be out past 11 p.m. on weeknights. Some say the law needs to be relaxed.
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