Shots fired near northeast Houston police station; investigation underway: HPD

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HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after police said shots were fired near an HPD station in northeast Houston Thursday.

Police said the shooting happened at the Northeast Patrol Station located at 8301 Ley Rd. just before 10 a.m.

According to investigators, two officers were in the back lot of the station preparing a meal when multiple gunshots were fired.

According to HPD Assistant Chief Troy Finner, police found a group of people nearby and detained one person. Finner said they are trying to determine if the person detained or group of people had anything to do with the shooting.

Later Thursday afternoon, HPD announced that the individual detained had been questioned and released after it was determined that he was not involved in the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back for updates.

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