BAYTOWN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — One person was shot dead and at least 13 others injured Sunday evening in a drive-by shooting during a candlelight vigil near Houston, a sheriff said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the shooting happened just after 6:30 p.m. when about 50 people were gathered for a celebration of life in Baytown, about 25 miles west of Houston.READ MORE: DeSoto Shooting Suspect Julian Jones Facing Murder Charge For Killing Of Terrence Demus Jr.
“Right as they were releasing the balloons up into the air was when the vehicle came,” he said. “Almost at that exact time is when they opened fire into a crowd.”
Three of the wounded were taken to hospitals by helicopter, Gonzalez said. One of the injured was believed to be a young child, he said.READ MORE: 'Operation Warm' Delivering New Shoes And Socks To Some Fort Worth ISD Campuses
Officers were later called to the medical center in Baytown where some of the wounded were taken because a “disturbance” erupted there, Gonzalez said.
Authorities did not immediately provide a description of the shooting suspect, and no arrests were announced.MORE NEWS: College Admissions SAT Test Getting Shorter, Going Completely Digital By 2024
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