3 injured, including brothers ages 1 and 6, in shooting in SE Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON – Two children and a man were injured during a shooting in southeast Houston Monday evening.

Houston police responded to reports of a shooting in the 5900 block of Selinsky Road around 7 p.m.

Police said as they were driving around the location above when they were flagged down by a vehicle with several people inside. Police said they found three people shot, one man and two siblings - a 1-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy. The 1-year-old was shot in the arm and the 6-year-old was shot in the stomach. The man was shot in the hand at a separate location that police described as being “chaotic.”

The two children were transported to Texas Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

“We are very heartbroken, very saddened that these incidents have to happen, especially to children, innocent children,” said HPD Asst. Chief Patricia Cantu. “Our prayers are with the family, the children, that they recover without any other further injury, any difficulty.”

Police said several people have been questioned and one person has been detained. No arrests have been made in this incident so far.

Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults’ & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers sat 713-222-TIPS.

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