HOUSTON – Three people are dead, including the suspect following a shooting in Northwest Harris County.
The shooting happened around 10:17 a.m. at the Matias Almeyda Training Center, an Almeda Park soccer club located in the 4200 block of Clow Road and Stubener Airline.
Harris County deputies said a pregnant woman and her boyfriend were at her son’s soccer game when they were confronted by the woman’s ex-husband, who had also been watching the game when he spotted the couple in the parking lot.
According to authorities, the 42-year-old man walked up to the couple and opened fire on them before walking to his vehicle and driving away.
Many people and players on the field witnessed the tragic incident unfold.
A KPRC 2 viewer who was at the soccer tournament shared a video of the chaos. The video shows players on the field scrambling for cover.
When deputies arrived, the 29-year-old man and the 38-year-old woman were found shot. The man died on the scene. The woman was transported to the hospital, where she and her unborn baby were pronounced dead.
During the investigation, deputies found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home located in the 700 block of Bayou Forest.
Angel Guerrero is a soccer player and witnessed the shooting.
“I was on the bench. I was watching the game. I heard the first gunshot. I looked around to see what was happening. I thought a car had crashed or a wheel exploded or something like that. I saw the guy pick up the gun and started shooting both the woman and the man,” he said.
Eduardo Orduno is also a soccer player and a close friend to the victim’s child.
“He’s a teammate, really humble, good and chill,” Orduno said.
It’s a tragedy that left many shaken up.
“I’m just surprised things happen like this. You don’t really expect it at a soccer game,” Guerrero said.
Investigators have not released the suspect or victim’s names.