Officials: 3 dead, 2 injured in northwest Harris County shooting

Authorities say all five victims are in their late teens or early 20's, all were shot in the head and all were shot multiple times
November 20, 2013 8:12:32 PM PST
Authorities say three people have been killed and two others injured during a shooting at an apartment in northwest Harris County.

The shooting was reported around 4:25pm at a studio apartment in the 8200 block of Sunbury in the Copperfield area.

According to the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, five people were shot. Two women and one man were already dead by the time authorities arrived at the scene; another man and woman were transported via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Both are in critical condition.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor heard the gunshots then saw a man close the apartment door and flee.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says all the victims were shot in the head, and all suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives don't yet know what may have sparked this shooting.

"This scene is still very fresh and as we have more progress and perspective on the scene, we will be sharing that with you," Garcia said.

Garcia says investigators did find other weapons and drugs inside the apartment. He did not specify the kind of drugs found or how much there was.

The sheriff's office has not yet released the identities of the victims, but they've all been described as young and Hispanic. One of the dead females is 18, and the male is 20.

The suspect is at large and a description of him is not yet available.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

We've got a crew at the scene, so stay with Eyewitness News for the latest details.

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