HOUSTON – A 14-year-old is dead after he was shot and then struck by a vehicle Tuesday in northwest Houston, according to police.
The incident was reported around 8 p.m. in the 6100 block of West Tidwell Road.
Police said when they arrived at the scene, backup was called due to a chaotic crowd. Officers said they found the teen unresponsive.
According to investigators, a gun was found near the scene. Police said it is unknown if that was the actual weapon that was used in the shooting or if that was a weapon that belonged to somebody else.
Police said a witness was in her apartment watching out the window and saw a vehicle pull up to the victim. The witness told officers the victim was talking to a male whose description is unknown because the man was wearing dark-colored clothing and had a hoodie over his head.
Investigators said things began to get heated and a backpack was taken from the victim. Shots were then fired and the victim was struck in the process of leaving the scene, police said.
According to officers, there are at least two suspects involved in the shooting. One of the suspects ran on foot, police said. Investigators said the other suspect ran over the victim in the process of driving away from the scene. Police said the suspect was in a late model silver sedan or possibly a Chevy Malibu.
“For the suspects, I say give yourself up. If you got a conscience, think about that mother, the sisters and cousins that lost that loved one in they life,” a neighbor named Aaron said.
Another neighbor told KPRC 2 reporter Vincent Crivelli the shooting was over a girl.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600, or our Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.