HOUSTON – Five men were injured and one was killed late Friday in a shooting at a car wash in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
At approximately 10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the car wash, located in the 8700 block of Beechnut Street near S Gessner Road, in reference to a shooting. On arrival, units located a gunshot victim suffering a graze wound to the head and “rounds to the torso,” said Lt. R. Willkens of the Houston Police Department
Authorities said that man along with five others were at the car wash when a white Ford F-150 drove up. Inside was one Hispanic man and three other unknown men who opened fire at the group before fleeing the scene.
The victim who was grazed on the head was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive, said Willkens.
Investigators located five additional victims, all adult males, at another area hospital. The men had been transported from the scene via private vehicle. One man, 22, was in critical condition. Authorities said he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
An investigation into the incident is in its preliminary stages. Willkens said numerous casings, a pistol and “a lot of blood” were left at the scene.
Willkens said investigators don’t yet know what instigated the shooting.
“We’re putting the pieces together, trying to find out exactly what occurred,” said Willkins.
The other victims were ages 18, 25, 27, 29 and 32. None of the six victims’ identities have been released.