16-year-old boy found shot to death in front yard of Texas City home, police say.

Texas City ISD said the victim was in 11th grade at La Marque High School.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
La Marque HS junior killed in early morning shooting
Texas City police say a homicide investigation is underway into a 16-year-old's shooting death. The victim is a La Marque High School student.

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A person found shot to death in the front yard of a Texas City home was an 11th grade student at La Marque High School.

Texas City's school district and police department confirmed a 16-year-old enrolled at the campus died Thursday morning.

According to police, officers were called just before 4 a.m. to the 5100 block of Acorn Circle, where a male was reportedly shot and was bleeding in the front yard of a residence. First-responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

The police department later confirmed the victim's age and enrollment at La Marque High. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide, but no other details, including suspect descriptions, were disclosed.

In the wake of the teen's death, Texas City ISD said it is making counselors available to the entire student body and staff.

"We are devastated to hear of the tragic death of one of our high school juniors at La Marque High School. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends," a district statement read. "Today we are making sure that we meet the emotional needs of his friends and classmates at La Marque High School."

There is a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for information leading to the arrest or charges filed in the case. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers at 409-945-TIPS (8477) or at p3tips.com.

Police reminded that tips can be submitted anonymously.