18-year-old charged with manslaughter after shooting 19-year-old in chest

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Monday, August 10, 2020
19-year-old woman shot in chest in Houston's southside
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"Hopefully these two can shed some light on what exactly happened." Press play to hear more details from HPD Commander Ron Borza on the shooting.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 18-year-old man was charged with manslaughter after shooting a 19-year-old woman to death in the chest on Sunday morning in Houston's south side, police said.

The Houston Police Department was alerted about a shooting in progress in the 3300 block of Alice Street near Peerless.

Officers said they arrived to find a man performing CPR on a young Black woman who had a single gunshot wound in her chest, but he was unsuccessful. Officials later pronounced her dead at the scene.

The man said the shooting was accidental.

A weapon was recovered from the scene, and two other people were found inside the apartment, according to HPD. Authorities said they handled it as a domestic incident, though they did not mention what the relationship between them is.