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.
Update to shooting on N. Market Loop: told the number of wounded individuals is now up to 14; 1 has been pronounced deceased, 3 being taken by Lifeflight in critical condition, and the remaining ones are said to have non/fatal injuries. #HouNews https://t.co/ZDlSL7fGQu
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 13, 2021
The sheriff said his office is working to determine the cause of the shooting and does not know if it was gang-related.
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.
@HCSOTexas units responded to 1403 N Market Loop. Preliminary info: a large crowd gathered for a celebration of life. A vehicle approached and someone from the vehicle began shooting into the crowd. At least 8 people sustained injuries; 7 are non-fatal, but one has been pic.twitter.com/SfVM3mrfrL— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 13, 2021