16-year-old girl dies after being shot in the head in north Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old girl is dead after she was shot in the head while walking in the street Wednesday night in north Houston, police say.

Officers responded to a shooting at 89 Casa Grande Dr. and Merritt Lane shortly before 11 p.m.

They found the teenager shot at least one time. She was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital, where she died.

Authorities say someone reported that a man shot the girl and then fled in a vehicle.

Police tell Eyewitness News they found a shell casing in the street.

Officials are checking for any surveillance video in the area that may have captured the crime.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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