11-year-old dies after being shot outside NE Harris Co. residence, HCSO says

An 11-year-old child has died after he was shot while standing outside of the Vireo Apartments in northeast Harris County Thursday night, authorities say.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – An 11-year-old child has died after he was shot while standing outside of the Vireo Apartments in northeast Harris County Thursday night, authorities say.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the child was shot multiple times.

Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office were dispatched to the parking lot of the apartment complex located at 12212 Tidwell Rd. in reference to a shooting around 6:50 p.m.

According to investigators, deputies and EMS arrived at the scene and found an 11-year-old boy with at least one gunshot wound to the chest. Deputies said aid was being administered by the family. The child was transported to the hospital, where deputies said he was pronounced dead.

Early stages of the investigation revealed the boy walked to the parking lot to get something from his mother’s car, HCSO said. A short time later, witnesses said gunshots were heard in the parking lot. Deputies said witnesses described seeing a teenage black male with a short afro, a white shirt on and dark sweat pants fleeing the scene on foot. The suspect ran northbound through the complex and jumped over a wooden fence to exit the complex investigators said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact HCSO at 713-274-9100 or 713-222-TIPS.


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