Houston woman shot while taking out her trash in broad daylight, police say

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Sunday, July 4, 2021
Woman shot while taking out her trash in NE Houston, police say
Police said a woman was shot on the northeast side of Houston on Friday afternoon after a confrontation between her and two men. Press play for an update on what we know so far.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was shot after she was approached by two masked men while taking out her trash in northeast Houston on Friday afternoon, according to police.

The Houston Police Department investigated the shooting that took place in the 3900 block of King Street.

An acquaintance of the woman told ABC13 that the attempted robbery could have been even more tragic, if it hadn't been for the woman's cell phone. The device managed to stop one of the bullets from hitting the victim.

Officers did not disclose the reason for the incident or a description of the two suspects.