The gunfire took place at about 3:15am Wednesday. Police have identified Coy Thompson, 23, Erica Rochelle Dotson, 30, and Carlos Durell Dorsey, 31, who all died at the scene. Two other victims, Willie Watkins, 37, and Frazier Othel Thompson, 31, also known as rap artist Trae Tha Truth, suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Trae had just performed a concert inside a club, and as patrons were leaving the club at closing time, shots were fired. Police say their investigation has determined Coy Thompson was the intended target of the shooting and the other victims were struck by the gunfire intended for him.
Police say Thompson, also known as "Poppa C," had gotten into a domestic dispute on Sunday and received threats on his life. Investigators also determined Thompson had been involved in a similar shooting incident outside a nightclub at 9600 Bissonnet on November 25, 2011, in which Dominique Brown, also known as "Money Clip" was killed.
No arrests have been made in that ongoing investigation. At this time, it has not been determined if these two incidents are related.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.