HPD: 2 shot and killed during apparent ambush between groups in east Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- At least two people are dead and one is in critical condition following a shooting near Strickland Park in east Houston.

Police say the shooting occurred Thursday after 4:45 p.m. in the 12800 block of Eastbrook.

During a press conference, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said the shooting happened between two groups who were "settling a score from a previous fight."



The shooter was reportedly waiting on the roof of an abandoned home, armed with an "AR-15 type rifle, with a 30-round clip," according to Chief Acevedo

Acevedo said an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old man were killed in the shooting. Another man was transported to the hospital, where he is in critical condition and undergoing surgery. An 18-year-old woman was also struck in the knee, Acevedo said.

Police didn't have much information on suspects other than a black Tahoe vehicle that may be connected to the incident.

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