3 teens among 4 killed in shooting at apartment complex in northwest Harris County, sheriff says

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the victims to be 25, 16, 16, and 19 years old.

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Monday, July 18, 2022
3 teens among 4 killed in shooting at an apartment
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the victims to be 25, 16, 16, and 19 years old.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Four young people were shot to death at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County late Saturday, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

At about 11:15 p.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at the Cypress Ridge Apartment Homes near Bammelwood and Kuykendahl.

Upon arrival, deputies found four men with gunshot wounds, according to HCSO Sgt. Greg Pinkins.

Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries.

Gonzalez confirmed the victims to be 25, 16, 16, and 19 years old.

Deputies said they found weapons at the scene and are working to figure out who they belong to. ABC13 saw one apartment riddled with bullet holes.

Several witnesses reported seeing several men, including the victims, shooting at each other after an argument, according to investigators.

Neighbors said some of the victims may have lived at the apartment complex.

"(When I heard) gunshots, I just immediately grabbed my girlfriend. We ran to the nearest part of the house, away from the window until it was over. Until I was able to confirm that there were cops out," one resident said. "As soon as I looked out the window, I saw a few bodies on the floor."


Surveillance footage first obtained by ABC13 captured part of the deadly shooting

Exclusive surveillance video shows part of the shooting that killed four young people at a northwest Harris County apartment complex.

"At first, I thought it was, you know, fireworks. But I was like, 'No, those are not fireworks. Those are shots.' The last one was around my porch. So my husband comes in and tells me there's a dead body right here. I was like, 'What?' So I come out, and I start calling 911," resident Gladys Martinez said.

Pinkins said there was not a gathering or party during the shooting.

No motive or suspect(s) information has been determined and investigators urges anyone with information to contact the Homicide unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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