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
"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.