‘Not a random deal’: Teen wounded during shootout between two groups in west Harris County, deputies say

HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found a 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound after responding to what they’re calling a disturbance between two groups of people.

Detective Isaac Barnett said two groups were shooting at each other on Montclair Meadow Lane on Thursday.

Deputies started searching the area and found the vehicle with the gunshot victim over on Dayflower Drive, Barnett said.

“This was not a random deal,” Barnett said. “These are two parties that knew each other and then those parties were involved in the disturbance.”

Investigators said the teenager who was shot was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

“It could’ve been a lot worse in a neighborhood where people are obviously occupying the houses and vehicles in the area,” Barnett said.

Earlier, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that it appears a couple of homes and cars were struck.

At last check, the sheriff’s office said they had several people detained, including minors, but did not say how many people were detained in total.

Barnett said they also had suspects identified but he didn’t offer any further details.

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