HOUSTON – One person was killed Sunday night in a shooting outside the Seaside Lounge in Houston’s Fourth Ward.
According to Houston police, callers reported hearing about 10 gunshots at 8:12 p.m. at 702 W. Dallas St.
Investigators said there was an altercation inside the crowded bar and one man, later identified by police as 35-year-old Cecil Brown, was shot several times outside the bar as he was trying to leave in his silver SUV.
A witness at the scene said the Brown’s family tried to perform CPR on him. Police said Brown was dead when officers arrived.
No other injuries were reported.
Police said the gunman is being sought, but no description was released.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
Seaside Lounge has released a statement about the incident:
“Seaside Lounge is saddened to hear about the incident of shooting across the street from where our establishment is located. Although the incident did not take place inside our venue, we will not take an incident such as this lightly. We at Seaside Lounge view ourselves as a neighborhood venue and absolutely does not condone any kind of violence whatsoever. We are also in full compliance with the Houston Police Department and support their investigation of this heinous offense. We hope to help in any kind of way to resolve the situation.”