4 people wounded in Acres Homes shooting

Four shot at convenience store
Four shot at convenience store

HOUSTON – Four people were wounded Tuesday during a shooting in Houston’s Acres Homes neighborhood.

The shooting was reported about 6:15 p.m. on West Little York at Knox Street.

Cmdr. James Bryant, of the Houston Police Department, said a group was gathered at a convenience store at the intersection when a vehicle traveling southbound on Knox Street stopped in the street. He said someone got out of the vehicle and fired more than 10 shots using an assault-rifle-style weapon.

Bryant said four men, between the ages of 18 and 36, were hit by the gunfire.

The four victims were taken to a hospital for treatment. Two of them were listed in critical condition and the other two were listed in stable condition, Bryant said.

Houston police said they believe a Chevrolet Impala may have been the type of vehicle used in the shooting.

Byant said there was a shooting at the same convenience store on Jan. 3, but he did not say if the two shootings were related.


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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.