Three injured in apparent drive-by shooting in southwest Houston


Police say a car rolled up and the people inside opened fire into the garage.

When officers got to the home in the 12500 block of Magnolia Canyon, they found a 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds.

HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said, "They found two victims that had been shot. They were transported to Ben Taub Hospital. They are expected to survive."

Police later added that a third person was wounded as well. An 18-year-old man thought that he scraped his arm diving for cover, but hospital staff told him he had been grazed by a bullet.

Police say a gold Nissan four-door sedan pulled up to the home around 10:30pm Wednesday, and fired at least 10 shots into the home's garage, where the victims were standing.

"I did hear some shooting," said neighbor Veronica Soria. "But I thought it was just the neighbor, the kids playing with the BB gun or something."

Driate Ruvada, a friend of one of the victims, said, "I just wanted to see who had got shot and what happened."

Driate lives down the street, and is friends with the 16-year-old, who he says goes by "D."

"If I needed clothes or some money or something, he'd take it out of his pocket, off his back and give it to me, I know him that well," Driate said.

He's hoping his friend recovers from the attack. He has no idea why anyone would want to hurt him, and now, he's nervous himself.

"Because if this could happen right here and I live right up the street, it could happen to anybody," Driate said.

Police don't have a good description of the suspects, or a clear motive for the shooting. They say they're looking for three male suspects. They're asking anyone with information about what happened to give them a call.

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