Gunman shoots victim in the neck during robbery outside SW Houston apartments, HPD says

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Man shot in the neck during robbery outside SW Houston apartments
A man wearing a bandana as a mask reportedly demanded four men give him their money and phones. When one man didn't comply, police said the suspect fired his weapon.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was shot in the neck during a robbery outside an apartment complex in southwest Houston overnight.

The shooting happened in the 9000 block of Town Park Drive just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

According to Houston police, a group of four men was hanging out on Town Park Drive when a black vehicle pulled up.

A passenger got out of the vehicle and threatened the men with a pistol, police said. Witnesses told HPD he was Hispanic and was wearing a bandana as a mask.

The suspect reportedly told the victims in Spanish to give him their cellphones and money.

Police said two of the men complied, but when one of the men did not, an altercation occurred.

The suspect fired the gun, shooting one of the men in the neck, according to HPD. The victim was taken to the hospital.

"We got one adult male that's been shot in the neck. When he was transported to the hospital, he was not in very good condition, so prayers for him," Lt. R. Willkens said.

Two of the men ran off when the shots were fired, HPD said. They were not struck.

The suspect got away after the shooting. Now, police are canvassing the area, looking for the black vehicle.