Teen shot to death in front of SW Houston apartment complex

Published On: Jul 29 2013 06:23:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 11:52:05 AM CDT

July 29, 2013: A teen was shot to death outside of a southwest Houston apartment complex. Courtney Gilmore reports.


A teen was shot and killed outside of a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, Houston police rushed to the Shadowtree Apartments in the 9400 block of West Sam Houston Parkway North after residents reported hearing a loud popping sound.

"The witnesses heard what appeared to be a firecracker," said I. Ulloa with HPD Homicide.

According to reports, what witnesses thought were firecrackers was actually a gunshot. Detectives later found a 19-year-old man, who they believe lived at the complex, lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.  He died at the scene.

"We heard there may have been a disturbance in another area of the complex," said Ulloa.

Detectives said that disturbance may have lead to the deadly shooting.

Investigators spent hours collecting evidence; however, they said no witnesses to the shooting came forward.

The 19-year-old victim's name has not been released until his family not immediately released.

Investigators told Local 2 they do not have a description of the suspect or a getaway car.

Police aren't sure about a motive. They are still  looking for witnesses.

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


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus