Five people have been shot during a BBQ in Houston, Texas including a 10 year old child hit in the stomach. The young boy was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is expected to survive. The ages of the people killed have been released by Houston police. They were 26, 29 and 29.
Family member of one of the victims was on scene and very distraught:
“It was just a shock because Charles, his nickname is Screwball, never was a bad person. He always took care of his kids and respected people, showed love, worked at the family business and it was a big, big, big shock to us and a loss,” said the aunt of one of those killed.
Police are still investigating but do not have anyone in custody. The shooter sped off before much of an identification could happen.
Sgt. Fontenout with the Houston Police Department said:
“We are not getting information that it was a fight, we just know that someone up pulled and the shooting started. We don’t know if the there was an altercation prior to that it if anyone was targeted specifically,” Sgt. Fontenout with HPD.
Houston Police urge anyone with information to call them at 713-308-3600.