Teen shot to death in front of SW Houston apartment complex

Published On: Jul 29 2013 06:23:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 11:52:05 AM CDT
Homicide East Beltway
HOUSTON -

A teen was shot and killed outside of a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, Houston police rushed to the Shadowtree Apartments in the 9400 block of West Sam Houston Parkway North after residents reported hearing a loud popping sound.

"The witnesses heard what appeared to be a firecracker," said I. Ulloa with HPD Homicide.

According to reports, what witnesses thought were firecrackers was actually a gunshot. Detectives later found a 19-year-old man, who they believe lived at the complex, lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.  He died at the scene.

"We heard there may have been a disturbance in another area of the complex," said Ulloa.

Detectives said that disturbance may have lead to the deadly shooting.

Investigators spent hours collecting evidence; however, they said no witnesses to the shooting came forward.

The 19-year-old victim's name has not been released until his family not immediately released.

Investigators told Local 2 they do not have a description of the suspect or a getaway car.

Police aren't sure about a motive. They are still  looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.