It happened around 6:48 p.m. in section 1400 of the North Market Loop, where Sgt. Greg Campbell said a mother was holding a vigil for her son, who was killed at his home a few weeks ago.
@HCSOTexas units responded 1403 N Market Loop. Preliminary information: a large crowd gathers for a birthday celebration. A car approached and someone from that vehicle started shooting into the crowd. At least 8 people were injured; 7 cases were not fatal, but one was pic.twitter.com/SfVM3mrfrL
– Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 13, 2021
“While they were celebrating life and releasing balloons into the air, an unidentified suspect drove down this road and fired bullets at the group of people,” Campbell said.
ABC13 spoke to a witness at the ceremony and said he heard about 20 to 30 gunshots.
“People were screaming and running to their cars,” said witness Sidney Williams.
According to Campbell, all of the victims transported themselves to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital. That’s where another incident occurred.
“By the time people got to the hospital, a major skirmish ensued and we had to reach out to other agencies to help with that massive skirmish,” Campbell said.
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