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HPD: 1 person killed, 4 injured including 2-year-old at block party in southeast Houston

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HOUSTON – Five people were shot and one person is dead after a block party in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The shooting was reported at 9:14 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Scott Street and Barberry Drive, officials said.

Initially, responding units located three victims at the scene: a 12-year-old child and two adults. All three were transported to nearby trauma center. HPD said one of the adults was shot in the head.

HPD said a two-year-old child and a 20-year-old male were taken to a fire station, where they were later transported to a local hospital.

Officers determined that the shooting happened during a large block party. As many as 500 people were at the party, officials said.

Officials have not identified who was killed in the shooting.

No suspect information is available at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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