2 dead, another injured after 'targeted’ shooting in Houston’s Southside, police say

HOUSTON – Two people are dead and another person was injured in a shooting in Houston’s Southside early Wednesday. As of mid-morning, Houston police say no arrests have been made in the case.

Police say the targetted shooting happened around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday on Rosemont Street near Scott Street. Three people were shot and two victims were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The third person was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery.

Family members of the victims gathered near the scene of the shooting. Harold Scott told KPRC 2 he received a phone call from a friend and found out his younger sister and her boyfriend were the victims who were killed.

“I am devastated,” Scott said. His sister was a mother of three, he said. She had a beautiful smile… She was a good person. I am not saying that because I am her brother. It’s really true."

Police say someone opened fire in the home where gambling takes place. Detectives are working to gather evidence that could help shed more light on what led up to the shooting.

“To the suspect or suspects responsible, who pulled that trigger, we are going to get you in custody, without a doubt,” Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said.

“Police got a good description of the guy that done it most of the people in the community know the person who done it and I hoping they will assist the officers in catching this individual," Scott said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stopper at 713-222-TIPS.

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