KATY, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the shooter responsible for a deadly shooting Friday afternoon in Katy. One man was shot and killed, while a 5-year-old child was grazed by a bullet, authorities said.
Several law enforcement officers responded around 3:30 p.m. to the reported shooting at the Haven at Westgreen Apartments.
“All of a sudden I heard a bunch of crazy siren noise and I was like that’s way too close to just be going up and down the street,” said Andrew Bell, who lives at the complex.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a man in his 20′s, whose girlfriend lives at the apartments, was shot several times before the shooter took off on foot.
“It’s going to be an ongoing investigation so we’ll see where that leads us. Our efforts are going to be to identify the person who is responsible for this,” said Captain Joe Ambriz with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say the victim was rushed to an area hospital where he later died. The child transported to the hospital and is in stable condition. An infant was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
But the search is still on for the person responsible for the deadly shooting.
“I mean I hope that they come forward or they get caught. At the end of the day, if you do the crime then you need to do the time,” said Bell.
So far, investigators don’t have a motive in the case or a suspect description.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Preliminary update on Westgreen scene: an adult male has been transported in critical condition, a child (approx 5 yrs) is stable. Unknown suspect(s) fired multiple times at them and fled on foot. No description yet and motive is unknown. If you have info, please call us https://t.co/OXad8tOqt6— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 29, 2021
To our community members in the Katy area: @HCSOTexas units are arriving at a shooting scene at the 500 blk of Westgreen. Two people possibly shot, one may be a juvenile. More details to follow. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/Y1GdGL5Tyw— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 29, 2021
If you have any information, call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
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