Shootout near Midtown nightclub leaves 1 dead, another injured, HPD says

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
2 suspects charged after deadly shooting near Midtown nightclub: HPD
Investigators said shots were fired in a Midtown nightclub parking lot, leaving one man dead, and the suspected shooter injured. Two suspects have been detained, according to police.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two people are facing charges after a shootout in a Midtown parking lot Sunday morning. One man died at the scene and another was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to Houston police.

HPD said one of their patrol officers was in the area at about 2:11 a.m., when they heard gunshots and rushed over to the parking lot on McGowen Street near San Jacinto Street.

"He noticed a large crowd here in the parking lot. Once they came in here, that's when they were flagged down and observed a male (dead), lying in the parking lot," Det. Juan Diaz said.

Diaz said a group was leaving a nearby nightclub across the street to the parking lot, when they got into an argument with another group.

They believe someone from the other group began shooting at them and hit a man in his 30s, who died at the scene.

Police said a woman related to the victim fired back and hit the shooter, who was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle and transferred to Ben Taub. His condition is currently unknown.

Although his exact condition is unknown, investigators believe the alleged shooter's injuries are pretty serious.

"In our experience, when individuals are transported by private vehicle and they're immediately transferred over to Ben Taub, its usually because they're going to need more attention because of trauma or their specific injuries," Diaz said.

HPD said the man receiving treatment at the hospital will face a murder charge. The woman who fired back at him will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. At this time, they believe there's no reason to look for other suspects.

The identities of the parties involved have not been released.

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