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At least 13 shot, 1 dead in drive-by shooting at Baytown vigil

Baytown vigil shooting
Posted at 9:05 PM, Dec 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 08:29:58-05

UPDATE

HOUSTON — Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at least 13 people were shot and one killed in a drive-by shooting at a Baytown "celebration of life" event.

Authorities said many of the gunshot victims drove themselves to an area hospital, where a large melee broke out shortly afterward.

Three of the gunshot victims had to be transported by Lifeflight to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital and are in critical condition, Gonzalez said during a press conference this evening.

The sheriff said his office is working to determine the cause of the shooting and does not know if it was gang-related.

ORIGINAL REPORT

HOUSTON — At least seven people were shot and one confirmed dead after gunfire erupted at a vigil in Harris County.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are responding to a scene at a celebration of life event located at 403 N. Market Loop, the department said.

A vehicle approached the event, when someone inside it began shooting into the crowd, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

No further details are available at this time.