WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
9:45 p.m. The ABC13 newsroom receives unconfirmed reports of shots fired at RodeoHouston.
10:03 p.m. Rodeo officials acknowledge a "situation" on the grounds and issue a shelter-in-place order for attendees.
We are monitoring the situation on the grounds. More information will be posted when available.— RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 16, 2017
EYEWITNESS VIDEO: Hundreds run for cover at RodeoHouston
10:04 p.m. Rodeo officials begin to let attendees exit through the west side of the stadium as the investigation continues.
If you are in the stadium, please exit on the west side.— RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 16, 2017
10:13 p.m. Houston police announce that nobody had been injured by gunfire.
Officers on scene of shots fired on grounds of rodeo; no reports of injuries at this time; PIO is en route; more info forthcoming #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 16, 2017
10:25 p.m. Investigators interview a person of interest connected to the case and interview witnesses in the vicinity of the shots fired reports.
RAW VIDEO: Police update on the investigation at RodeoHouston
10:30 p.m. RodeoHouston officials give the all-clear as authorities continue to investigate.
NRG Park grounds are clear to move about as normal. #RODEOHOUSTON— RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 16, 2017
10:42 p.m. During their investigation, Houston police find no evidence of shots fired.
UPDATE: officers can find no evidence of shots having been fired and no injuries reported. Several juveniles have been questioned. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 16, 2017
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
12:41 p.m. Houston police and RodeoHouston officials announce that a 17-year-old had been arrested and charged with evading arrest following Wednesday night's incident.
Investigators also locate a spent 9 mm shell casing in the carnival area that appeared to be fresh, although no weapon has been recovered.
HPD, Rodeo Officials News Briefing Update https://t.co/Ikkq8wtRXl— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 16, 2017
1:02 p.m. ABC13 confirms the identify of the person of interest in custody as 17-year-old Raymond Colbert.
2:49 p.m. In an email to volunteers, RodeoHouston officials pledge to continue ensuring the safety of guests, exhibitors and volunteers. "If anything needs to be done differently, it will be done today," wrote Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo president and CEO Joel Cowley.
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