Mid-West shooting under investigation as 1 person rushed to hospital, Houston police say

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
1 person hospitalized from Mid-West Houston shooting scene, HPD says
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A shooting investigation got underway Wednesday after police say one person was hospitalized from a Mid-West Houston neighborhood.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Mid-West Houston apartment resident shot a man whom he was arguing with and then called police to report what he did, investigators told ABC13 on Wednesday.

The Houston Police Department received word of the shooting in the 2700 block of Briargrove Drive, which is just off Westheimer, at about 2:40 p.m.

According to a sergeant at the scene, an apartment complex resident got into an argument with another person, who may or may not have been living in the area.

The resident then walked away toward his home and shut the door with the other person following and then banging on the door. Police said the resident then opened up and fired a gun three times, hitting the other person in the forearm.

The resident, whose wife and child were at home when the shooting unfolded, called police.

The wounded man was rushed to the hospital, where he's listed as stable and expected to survive.

Police noted that everyone involved complied with officers. The armed resident was held for questioning, and police don't think he'll be under arrest unless a warrant comes up or wasn't supposed to have a firearm.

An investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker is showing a current count of 928 assaults within the last 12 months in the Briargrove-Post Oak Estates-Westhaven-Richmond Strip area where the shooting was reported. About 36,000 people reside there.

Data shows 879 assaults in 2022. 2020 holds a four-year peak between 2019 and 2022 for assaults at 952.

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