Authorities are looking for two men suspected of shooting three people and injuring a fourth at a Houston nightclub
HOUSTON – Authorities on Wednesday searched two men suspected of gunning three people and injuring a fourth inside a Houston nightclub.
Police Commander Caroletta Johnson told the Houston Chronicle that police were called to the DD Sky Club at around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in response to reports.
Authorities found three people dead at the scene and a fourth person injured and in critical condition, Johnson said. Police said those killed were 19-year-old Jaylin Bernard Page, 21-year-old Bryce Lee Goddard and 22-year-old Christopher Donshe Jackson. The man who was injured is 17-year-old Sir John Mitchell.
Investigators believe gunmen opened fire after the brawl, but police did not have additional information on the shooters.
Cade Trammell, a 20-year-old local hip hop artist who was one of about 30 people at the club’s open mic show, told the newspaper that he heard seven to 10 gunshots before he and his friends fell to the floor and then ran. went.
“We were really scared, we ran for our … lives,” he said. “Everyone started running for their lives after the bullets,” Trammel said.
Trammel said that he was on the verge of a panic attack when he fled.
“We were so scared that we ran out of the club and tried to leave as fast as we could,” he said. “We didn’t want to die.”
The Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission said in an email on Wednesday, the nightclub was not allowed to remain open under the current Coronavirus epidemic ban.
Earlier this month, the Texas government allowed Greg Abbott to open the bars at 50% capacity, with the consent of county officials. But Harris County, where Houston is located, has chosen to keep the bars closed, said Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena.
The commission said it has suspended the liquor license of the club for 30 days and the agency is also investigating the shooting.