HCSO: 1 person shot and killed at party in north Houston

One person was shot and killed Saturday morning during an altercation at a party in north Houston, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported at 2:30 a.m. at a house near Airline Drive and Holtman Street.

Harris County Sheriff Lt. Kim Fonville said there was an altercation, weapons were drawn and a 44-year-old man was shot and killed.

A verbal argument between a man attending the party and several uninvited guests escalated into physical fight, according to authorities. During the fight, the man attending the party pulled out a knife and another man pulled out a gun. The man with the gun shot the victim multiple times. A Hispanic male was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.

The fight broke out during a party where some 30 people were celebrating a birthday for a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

It’s unclear what instigated the fight.

At the scene, a 22-year-old man approached deputies and identified himself as the individual who shot the victim, according to authorities.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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