21-year-old man gunned down at apartment complex in north Harris County was likely targeted, police say

Residents performed CPR, but he died at the scene

HOUSTON – A 21-year-old Hispanic man is dead after he was gunned down at an apartment complex in north Harris County early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The shooting happened in the 100 block of Hollow Tree Lane just before 7 a.m.

Watch authorities share an update on the case in the video below.

Harris County authorities discussed what happened when a man was gunned down at an apartment complex on Sept. 16, 2021.
Harris County authorities discussed what happened when a man was gunned down at an apartment complex on Sept. 16, 2021.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the man passed a woman on the stairs at the complex on the way to his car. When she got to the door of her apartment, she heard multiple gunshots.

“I was getting up and, you know, you hear these loud pops and they sound like they were real close,” said neighbor Andre Green.

He was shot multiple times and two or three people who live at the apartment complex performed CPR, but he died at the scene, authorities said.

“When I came out, I seen him, people over here, giving CPR to the young man in the blue Charger,” said Green.

There was no indication of a fight and that early indications are that he was targeted, authorities said in a news conference Wednesday. The victim lived at the complex with a relative.

“It appears maybe someone was either waiting for him due to the timing of when he got downstairs. There was no signs of an altercation or a fight or anything like that,” said Lt. Robert Minchew with HCSO Homicide.

As detectives tried to find the killer, neighbors were saddened.

“When you hear that close and that many, you fear someone’s going to die or not and today, tragically, somebody did die,” said Green.

The investigation is focused on the victim’s background as well as a vehicle seen at the complex at the time of the shooting -- an older, ‘90s model Honda that could be an Accord or Prelude or something similar in a boxy style in a gray or similar color. Police said that a witness saw the vehicle try to leave the complex, but couldn’t get out of the gate and turned around and left another way.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers or the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.


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