8-year-old injured in shooting in Harris County, deputies say

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Monday, July 19, 2021
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Harris County deputies were investigating a shooting that left an 8-year-old injured on Sunday.

It happened in the 12600 block of SH-249, according to Major Wayne Kuhlman.

Kuhlman said the incident occurred when someone fired a handgun at passing vehicles.

If you know any information regarding the gunman or the shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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As of early June, the Houston Police Department reported it has responded to 202 homicides. At the same time last year, there were 148 homicides, a 36% increase year over year.

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