6-year-old shot after woman fires into group of fighting girls, Pct. 4 says

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Friday, March 3, 2023
Child shot when woman fired a group of fighting girls, Pct. 4 says
Authorities said the scene began with a group of girls fighting after school. The suspect then started shooting at their car, injuring the child.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a 6-year-old boy was shot multiple times in northeast Harris County, authorities said.

Thursday's scene unfolded in the 6100 block of Cypresswood Green Drive, according to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

Preliminary information from authorities is that a group of young girls had an altercation at a school. Once school was over, the groups regathered in order to "finish the altercation," authorities said.

A fight re-ensued between the groups, and at some point, a suspect came out of a home and fired a warning shot into the air. When the girls began getting into a car, the suspect started firing multiple shots at the vehicle, injuring a 6-year-old boy. Authorities said he was shot in the arm and thigh, but he was treated at a hospital.

The suspect, who was only described as a Black woman, was taken into custody, and a firearm was located and recovered at the scene.

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