Police said the two victims in the shooting that took place Thursday were 18-year-old Josue Aguilar and 20-year-old Maximo Aguilar. The victims were brothers, ABC13 Eyewitness News confirmed through their mother.
The ambush happened after 4:45 p.m. in the 12800 block of Eastbrook, near Strickland Park.
HPD Chief Art Acevedo says the shooter was waiting on the roof of an abandoned home, armed with an "AR-15 type rifle, with a 30-round clip." Police later stated the weapon was a "high-powered rifle."
Surveillance video obtained by ABC13 Friday morning shows two people running away during the shooting. In another clip, a man in red is crawling on the ground. Two other men are also in the video, including one who appears to be crouching by a car along the street.
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During a press conference Thursday night, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said the shooting happened between two groups who were "settling a score from a previous fight." The victims' mother said she begged the group not to go.
One group arrived first and camped out on the roof.
DAYLIGHT LOOK: police tape down, we get to see the 3 abandoned homes on Eastbrook Dr. dead end, where police say shooter say on roof and picked his victims off “like deer.” 2 men dead. #abc13 https://t.co/Sjo3fkViY1… pic.twitter.com/6Tgp1Htem1— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) February 22, 2019
After the shots rang out, two people died in the incident.
Another man, who the mother identified as 23-year-old Julio Agular and is also her son, was transported to the hospital in critical condition. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the knee.
Police say there is a search for two or possibly more suspects, one of whom is believed to be a Hispanic male.
The group may have driven from the area in a black Chevrolet Tahoe, last seen heading southbound on Maxey Road, police said.
"No one's in custody, but I have high confidence that we're going to find this coward," Acevedo said Thursday evening. "We're looking for a black Tahoe. A black Tahoe is all we have so far, but I promise you, we're going to get them."
A neighbor told ABC13 he heard at least 30 shots and described a woman screaming hysterical in the street.
"They have to catch those guys because who knows if they'll do it again," said neighbor Johnny Perry.
HPD on the roof — where shooter positioned himself with a high power rifle. Police say he waited for victims then fired. Four men were shot. Two are dead. #abc13 https://t.co/jEa06zPEAT pic.twitter.com/2EcSjCdje0— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) February 22, 2019
HAPPENING NOW: @houstonpolice forensic investigators at vacant house where shooter killed 2 ppl, shooting from roof. Looking for shell casings, evidence in bushes. #abc13 https://t.co/DKq2x8k4HG pic.twitter.com/qeZJdXq0aW— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) February 22, 2019
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