Several injured after shots fired into crowd during fight outside SW Houston nightclub, HPD says

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Sunday, June 11, 2023
6 shot during fight outside southwest Houston nightclub, HPD says
Shots were fired into a crowd after some sort of argument or fight allegedly started inside the nightclub and made its way into the parking lot, according to Houston police.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway after seven people were injured when gunfire erupted during a fight at a nightclub in southwest Houston, according to police.

Investigators said the shooting happened at an establishment, Tabu Restaurant and Lounge, on Richmond Avenue at Fountainview at about 2:11 a.m. Sunday.

Shots were fired into a crowd after some sort of argument or fight allegedly started inside the nightclub and made its way into the parking lot, according to Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner.

Police say six people, in their 20s and early 30s, were shot and sent to numerous hospitals. Authorities said one of the male victims underwent surgery in critical condition.

Initial police reports said a seventh person was stabbed, but in an update, they said the victim was injured from broken glass due to the shooting.

ABC13 was told one of the victims ran across the street to McDonald's to get help, and another went to the corner of a next-door parking lot.

Finner said off-duty deputies were at the nightclub working other jobs at the time of the shooting and will be part of the investigation.

Police say they aren't sure how many shooters were involved, and no arrests have been made, but they are reviewing surveillance video for any leads.

HPD previously responded to a shooting at the same location back in February when a woman was hit in the mouth by a stray bullet. At the time, the building was Parma Pizza and it's unclear if Tabu is under the same management.

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According to data from ABC13's Neighborhood Safety Tracker, more than 930 assaults have been reported in the area in the past 12 months. That's higher than the four-year average for the area, including The Richmond Strip, Briargrove, Post Oak Estates, and Westhaven.

Finner says overall, crime is down in Houston, despite it being a violent weekend in the city. Houston saw seven shootings in a little more than seven hours Friday night into early Saturday.

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Finner urges the public to leave clubs before they close, saying problems often happen in parking lots around closing time.

The city held another gun buyback on Saturday in an effort to fight crime. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said more than 1,400 unwanted guns were traded in for gift cards, calling it the most successful buyback the city has held.

Authorities urge you to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly if you have any information related to this investigation. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip, or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

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