2 injured after intense argument led to fight over gun at Houston Community College, HPD says

Sunday, July 25, 2021
2 injured after intense argument led to fight over gun at Houston Community College, HPD says
HPD officers said four men were sitting in a truck together on campus before an argument caused an altercation that could've ended deadly.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two men were injured on the campus of Houston Community College in a parking lot after an in-car altercation between four of them led to a fight over a gun Saturday.

Officers with the Houston Police Department said they received an initial call about a shooting around 12:18 p.m.

Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said soon after, dispatchers began receiving simultaneous calls that were all in regards to the same shooting. Tien said one of the callers provided officials with a specific tip that helped them quickly track down a person of interest.

The shooting reportedly happened after the four men who were sitting in the same car began some sort of disagreement, according to HPD.

Investigators said when the argument escalated, two of the men began to fight over a gun. Moments later, one of the men was reportedly able to get ahold of the weapon and shot the victim in the chest.

Two men were injured after an altercation at Houston Community College on Saturday. One of the victims was shot in the chest, and another one suffered stab wounds.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said they found one of the two victims suffering from cuts and stab wounds, while the other was found with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The two other men attempted to flee, but Tien said thanks to information from a vigilant member of the community through the "See Something, Say Something" tip-line, they were able to arrest one person of interest near the college.

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Officers said they're still searching for a fourth man who was described as a Hispanic man, in his mid 20s, wearing black shorts.

The man who was shot in the chest was undergoing surgery at Ben Taub hospital, but is expected to survive. The other victim, who suffered stab wounds, was transported to Memorial Hermann hospital where he was reportedly in stable condition.

HPD investigators said so far, they were able to recover the gun and a sizeable amount of narcotics.

When asked about Houston's recent increase in violent crime, Tien said "This uptick is not just in the city of Houston, but throughout the nation as well. But, I will assure you that my chief of police, Troy Finner has directed us, his executive staff, to put in a lot of resources to address those concerns. But the key is, despite our best effort, we need a community involved. And community support."