Teen hospitalized after being shot in west Harris County, sheriff's office says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head in west Harris County, according to the sheriff's office.

The shooting happened Thursday evening in the 6800 block Fry Road near 529.

The teen was taken to the hospital via Life Flight. Investigators say the teenager was with his brother in a strip center parking lot when they got into an argument with two other teen boys. Bullets hit the car the victim was in.

A man who works at a business nearby said he heard six gunshots and then a cry for help.

"I heard him talking. His body was half outside the door. Then, he just booked it to the gas station leaving a trail of blood all the way to the door," said Cesar Bravo.

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said they are working with Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District to learn whether any of the teens involved were students. They're also trying to figure out how they got ahold of a weapon.

"We want to collect as much evidence as we can, but the larger the scene... It's just going to take more time. We have to be a little more cautious about what we are looking for and make sure we find it," said Sgt. Greg Pinkins.

Investigators are also looking to speak with witnesses. If you can help, call HCSO Homicide at 713-221-6000, or Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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