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2 people shot, 3 arrested after chase ends in League City

HOUSTON – Two people were shot and three people were arrested Sunday after a shooting in Texas City led to a chase through League City, authorities said.

The incident began about 1 a.m. when Texas City police were called to the corner of Somerset Avenue and 31st Street North.

Investigators said officers arrived to find a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, and were told the gunman fled the scene in a car. Authorities put out a bulletin for the car, which was spotted by police in League City on the Gulf Freeway frontage road. 

Authorities said police chased the vehicle to the Webster area, where three people jumped out and ran away. Police said one of the fleeing people showed a weapon when they got out of the car, and a League City officer fired several times through his windshield. A search led to all three being arrested.

Police said one of the three people who were arrested after the chase was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound. However, it was not clear whether the wound was the result of the officer's gunfire, police said.

Police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Jazon Elizondo and 19-year-old Atzahel Salas. The identity of the third person, who is 17 years old, was not released. All three were charged with evading arrest.

Jazon Elizondo (left) and Atzahel Salas (right) are seen in these mug shots released by the League City Police Department on June 30, 2019.
Jazon Elizondo (left) and Atzahel Salas (right) are seen in these mug shots released by the League City Police Department on June 30, 2019.

Both shooting victims were expected to recover.


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