Woman dies after being shot in head at apartment complex in north Houston, police say

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Woman fatally shot in the head in Houston's Greenspoint area
A woman died after she was shot in the head at an apartment complex on Greens Road near the North Freeway Tuesday in north Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman is dead after being shot in the head at an apartment complex in north Houston, HPD told ABC13 on Tuesday morning.

According to police, first responders were called at about 10:45 a.m. to apartments in the 400 block of Greens Road near the North Freeway.

Officials said in an update at the scene that there was what they described as a "disturbance," and then the woman was shot in the head.

"At least five people were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting," said Det. Mark Condon, adding that two people stayed at the scene, but the rest of the group ran away.

Condon said that some of the people lived there, but others were visiting.

Authorities talked to witnesses who stayed voluntarily.

Janaki Aali said she got a frantic call from her sister-in-law right after the shooting happened.

"She was like, 'Girl come and get me. Come get me! This guy just shot this girl in the head,'" Aali recalled. "I'm like, 'Slow down. What are you talking about?' I didn't get what she was saying until she said it again."

When she arrived from across town, police were already on scene. They told Aali that her sister-in-law and two nephews were OK.

"The bullet came through the wall and came through the air mattress and almost hit her 4-year-old," Aali was told by her sister-in-law.

She stayed at the apartment a few days before the fatal shooting happened but said she felt uneasy there and left.

Condon did say they found large snakes in terrariums in the apartment. Animal control was called out but ended up leaving without the reptiles.

The shooter is not in custody. Detectives would not provide any information about the suspect, such as a description or his relationship to the victim.

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