17-year-old hit by stray bullet during drive-by shooting in SW Houston, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 17-year-old was hit by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting in southwest Houston, police say.

It happened on Wednesday around 7:20 p.m. at 6403 McKinstry Blvd. Police said the teen, identified as Andre Gilliam, was shot while he was inside his home and was rushed to the hospital where he remains stable.

Police say they aren't sure if Gilliam was the intended target of the shooting.

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The shooter, who police described as a man in a Black vehicle, fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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