Man killed, woman hurt when shots rang out in parking lot of Fort Bend ISD elementary school

KTRK logo
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Man killed, woman hurt in shooting outside Fort Bend ISD school
A man and woman were shot in the parking lot of Ridgemont Elementary, but police noted the school was closed and they don't believe it was related.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is dead and a woman is hurt after a shootout in the parking lot of an elementary school in southwest Houston Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, parents at Fort Bend ISD's Ridgemont Elementary School dropped off students just feet from where a man was killed.

Officials said Houston police and Fort Bend ISD police responded to the scene at 8:20 p.m. at 4910 Raven Ridge Drive, which is located in a portion of the city limits that extend into Fort Bend County.

In the school's parking lot, police found a man and 20-year-old woman with gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Investigators noted that Ridgemont Elementary was closed when the shots rang out.

"We don't believe it was related to the school, other than it just took place in their parking lot after it was closed," Lt. Larry Crowson said. "We just believe there were several people in the parking lot of the school, which was closed, and that's when the shooting took place."

Police said the man and woman were sitting in a parked car when the suspect walked up to them and both men began firing shots at each other.

Investigators said the suspect fled the scene on foot. Police did not have a description of the wanted man.

Fort Bend ISD police were helping HPD obtain surveillance video. Police were also talking to witnesses.

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