Man killed, boy injured in west Houston shooting

12-year-old shot, adult killed in southwest Houston
12-year-old shot, adult killed in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – A man was killed, and a boy was injured in a shooting Monday in west Houston.

The shooting was reported just before 4:30 p.m. on Old Farm Road near Westheimer Road.

Investigators said the man and a 12-year-old boy were in a white Mercedes when they were approached by three masked gunmen who all opened fire.

Houston police said they have surveillance video that shows up to 10 shots being fired by those gunmen. Police said the man died at the scene and the 12-year-old boy was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was listed in critical condition, police said.

The exact relationship between the man and the 12-year-old in unknown but it is believed that the man was the boy’s father, according to police.

Investigators said it is unknown of the gunmen targeted the boy or if he was shot in the crossfire.

Neighbors told KPRC 2 that the man was shot by someone nearly two weeks ago but the 12-year-old was not involved. That previous shooting is something investigators are looking at to see if there’s a connection.

Police said they do not have a good description of the three gunmen because they were wearing masks.

About the Authors:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.

Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter, husband, dad, German Shepherd owner, Crossfitter, Game of Thrones junkie, chupacabra hunter.