Multiple suspects open fire after argument leaves 1 dead and 2 injured in NE Houston, police say

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Friday, April 28, 2023
1 dead, multiple injured in shooting in city's Fifth Ward, HPD says
It appeared the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between the three victims and three suspects who officials believe were familiar with each other.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One person is dead and two were injured following an apparent shooting in the city's Fifth Ward on Thursday evening, according to police.

The shooting reportedly happened after an argument at about 7:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of Brewster at Noble Street.

According to officials, when HPD officers arrived, two men were found shot. One, 30 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene and the other, 23, was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

A third victim, a 30-year-old woman, was also shot and taken to a fire station by another vehicle for medical care, then was taken to the hospital in critical condition, HPD said.

Initially, HPD tweeted that all victims were male and four people were involved.

According to officials, surveillance video showed a four-door, dark-colored sedan with tinted windows and no license plates arrive near the homes.

Inside were three suspects who exited the car and proceeded to get into a verbal altercation with the individuals standing outside. After the altercation, two of the three suspects pulled weapons and fired at the victims before fleeing the scene.

According to officials, the suspects were described as three Black men wearing ski masks.

Officials believe the victims and the suspects were familiar with each other.

Data from ABC13's Neighborhood Safety Tracker shows the street is among Huntington Place, Willshire, Kashmere Gardens and Liberty Gardens, where five homicides took place in the last 12 months.

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