4 people injured when shots fired in front of 2 children at Texas City apartment, police say

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
4 people shot at Texas City apartment with children inside, police say
Investigators said two children were inside the apartment during the shooting but were unharmed. At last check, a woman who was shot in the back was in critical condition.

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- At least four people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in Texas City -- all while children were just a few feet away, according to police.

Texas City police officers responded to the Savan Villas Apartments in the 8600 block of Emmett F. Lowry Expressway just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said two women and a man were found shot in the one of the units at the complex. There were two children present during the shooting, but they were not harmed, according to police.

The three victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, police said.

Investigators said a fourth person believed to be linked to the same shooting was taken to the hospital after being shot in the back. At last check, she was in critical condition.

It's unclear what exactly led up to the shooting. Police said someone was detained at the scene but no arrests have been made.

"There are no suspects at this time," Sgt. Allen Bjerke said. "We're still trying to determine what the cause of shooting was, what lead up to the shooting, who was at fault, and who was not."

Officials said the children are staying with family members.

A description of the suspect(s) involved in the incident has not been released.