HOUSTON – Houston has marked a wave of deadly shootings in the last 24 hours.
Since Friday night at 10:30 p.m., there have been six shootings, where a total of nine people were shot, according to data compiled by KPRC 2.
Five of those people died.
That brings the total homicides in Houston to at least 89, according to KPRC 2 data.
More recently, Houston police said a woman was found dead in a church parking lot in Almeda Genoa, in southeast Houston. Police are still working to find out what happened and why he was shot.
“A passerby saw the car parked there and then came back and noticed it was still running and looked and found his deceased inside the vehicle,” said Houston Police Detective Andrew Barr.
After 10:30 p.m. Friday, two men were shot multiple times near downtown Houston. A man died and another man was taken to hospital.
Investigators said witnesses said a group of people on scooters were passing by on the street. Two brothers left the main group and passed a McDonald’s parking lot. At that moment, they arrived with another group next to a vehicle. They exchanged words that turned into a gun riot, police say.
Police said shots were fired.
Authorities said it is unclear whether the shots were fired by both groups in just one. There is also no suspicious information available at the time. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Five more shootings followed.
“We were busy last night with the homicide division. It’s been quite a busy year for us, so a little longer than normal, ”Barr said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also intervened in the violence in Houston.
“There is too much gang violence in our city and again we are going to increase,” he said. “We have already started, but we will continue to increase resources to put more police forces on our streets. But at the same time, that will not reduce violence in our city, we also need the community to participate ”.
Police are seeking information about the woman’s shooting in the church parking lot. If you have any information on that shooting or any other shooting, you are asked to call the Houston Police Department at (713) 884-3131.
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