5 things Houstonians need to know for Tuesday, August 4

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
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Here are things you need to know for Tuesday, August 4:

1. Investigation underway after man shot in front of his girlfriend and child at a red light in NE Houston: HPD

Houston police are looking for a man they said shot a father in front of his girlfriend and child while the family was stopped at a red light in northeast Houston Sunday.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Luis Balthazar. Police said Balthazar was traveling with his girlfriend and child northbound near the schene when a black, four-door sedan tried to block him in at the traffic light.

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2. Bodies of 2 good Samaritans who helped save father, his 5-year-old daughter from Trinity River found

The bodies of two teens who jumped into the Trinity River to save a child and her father were found Monday, authorities said.

Authorities said the 5-year-old and her father were among several people “swimming in the dangerous waters of the river” when the child started struggling.