The shooting was a result of what police say was a car chase between two men in Acres Homes.
An innocent bystander was also injured in the shootout, according to police.
Around the time of the shooting, Mayor Sylvester Turner wrote a series of statements regarding gun violence on Twitter, saying "we need people to reveal the identity of those committing these crimes. There are too many guns on our streets."
We need more people speaking out against those who are committing senseless violence in our City. We need people to reveal the identity of those committing these crimes. There are too many guns on our streets. st.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 3, 2021
Growing up in Acres Homes my parents made it very clear: you will not be robbing and killing and living in my house. I will turn you in myself. Bottom line, we cannot be silent when we know the people committing crimes in our City. st— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 4, 2021
No information about the victims was immediately made available. The investigation is ongoing.