HOUSTON – An 18-year-old woman is dead and three others are injured after a house party went violent late Saturday night, Houston police say.
The incident happened at a house in the 1900 block of Schilder Drive in north Houston.
Police received a shooting-in-progress call at around 12:45 a.m. and upon arriving they saw a large crowd of people -- most were apparently underaged -- diminishing from what they believe was a house party. They began to search within the home and around the block to find potential victims.
Police found an 18-year-old woman dead at the scene, and three others, with gunshot wounds. Three other victims were transported to area hospitals by private vehicle.
KPRC obtained video of a fight that broke out shortly before the shooting where a gun is clearly visible.
Family identified the 18-year-old victim as Aleksis Cantu, daughter of Richard Cantu, a Harris County Department of Education Board Trustee.
Joshua Drab, 16, was among the injured, his mother telling KPRC he was involved in a fight and shots were fired shortly after.
“My son kind of slipped and fell his friend tried to help him up and when he helped him up that’s when the first shot was fired and it hit my son and my son fell to the ground,” said Deann Drab.
Drab was hit in the stomach but is now recovering at Memorial Hermann hospital.
“Another friend he knew there gave him a ride and brought him to the hospital,” Drab said.
Police found evidence of a shooting behind the house and around the street and found a gun in a ditch nearby the home. It was unknown if it was the same gun used in the shooting.
HPD believes there may be more victims in this case.
Police believe they have one possible suspect in mind, however no description was provided.
Anyone with information on this incident can call HPD’s Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.