Woman killed, man injured during drive-by shooting in NE Houston, police say

According to police, the man and woman were sitting inside of a vehicle when someone started firing gunshots at them.

HOUSTON – A woman has been killed and a man injured following a shooting in northeast Houston Wednesday afternoon, Houston police confirmed.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 10900 block of Cheeves Drive near Little York around 2:50 p.m.

According to Houston police, 36-year-old Leroy Butts and 36-year-old Tasia Gardner were sitting in a parked car in front of a home when someone in a dark-colored sedan started shooting at them, striking them both multiple times.

Investigators said the suspects in the sedan then drove to the next intersection where a Hispanic woman exited the driver’s seat and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Moments later, investigators said a man exited the passenger seat, got into the driver’s seat, and then fled northbound on Cheeves.

Gardner was pronounced dead on the scene, and Butts was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said a witness from the scene said she heard at least five gunshots.

Officers are searching for the suspect. It’s not clear what sparked the shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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