HOUSTON – It was a busy night for local authorities across the Houston area. Four people were killed in three separate shooting on Tuesday night and a stabbing early Wednesday morning, officials said.
The first shooting happened at an apartment complex near Hobby Airport.
Officers responded to a reported shooting around 7 p.m. at the Broadway Casa Apartments Tuesday night, Lt. Larry Crowson said.
First responders found a man, identified as 38-year-old Anthony Brown, Jr., dead in the courtyard of the complex, Crowson said.
“The residents reported hearing several gunshots and then they called us that the male was deceased in the courtyard,” he said.
Investigators said it is unknown if the man lived at the complex.
Police said they believe multiple suspects using multiple firearms opened fire on Brown, killing him. Homicide investigators are trying to locate witnesses and surveillance video.
Shortly after the first incident, authorities with Harris County Precinct 1 were called out to Pincay Oaks Street and Green Lawn Drive.
Constable deputies located a white sedan near the intersection around 9:30 p.m., and when they approached the vehicle, authorities said they found a man inside who had been shot.
Authorities said the man appeared to have been shot at least once prior to entering the intersection and his vehicle rolled into a parked car.
The vehicle is registered out of West Texas and authorities said they do not know if the man was local or from out of town.
Officials are canvassing the area for witnesses who may have heard or seen something that could help shed some light on the shooting.
About 30 minutes after the Pincay shooting, officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a shooting on Helmers Street and Pennington Street in north Houston.
Police said they received reports that a vehicle had crashed into a ditch in the area. When they arrived, they found a man slumped over inside with one gunshot wound, police said.
Officers said they are looking for more witnesses. The only one they have is the person who reported the incident thinking it was juts crash, police said.
Around 1:23 a.m., hours after the Helmers shooting, the Houston Police Department got a call about a domestic incident at an apartment complex on Dunlap Street and South Main Street in southwest Houston.
Police said the call came in as a cutting, but when they arrived, they found a man dead inside the apartment from multiple stab wounds.
The victim came over to be with a friend who has five children with another man, police said.
Police said the father, who has a history of being jealous, went over to the apartment and found the woman with the victim.
They got into argument and a fight started, police said. The argument escalated until it ended with the victim getting stabbed to death, police said.
Authorities said they know who the suspect is and are searching for him. Police believe they will be able to make an arrest soon in this case.
Anyone with information on any of the three shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS(8477).