Teen dies just 2 days shy of his 16th birthday after shooting outside west Harris County home, sheriff says

A 15-year-old died after being shot during an argument in west Harris County Thursday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 15-year-old died after being shot during an argument in west Harris County Thursday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened in the 7000 block of Pavilion Park Drive near Howell Sugar Land Road at around 6:57 a.m.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the teenager had met with a group of suspects outside his home when argument began and, at some point, shots were fired.

The critically injured teenager was airlifted to an area hospital, where he later died. Sheriff Gonzalez said he was just two days shy of his 16th birthday.

“It’s another senseless loss of life. of a young teen,” he said. “It’s a shame, it’s not even 7 a.m. and people are shooting and killing one another.”

The group of suspects fled in a black four-door sedan.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call HCSO at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Alief ISD sent out a statement earlier this morning after Life Flight landed on Taylor High School’s parking lot.

“This morning, Taylor High School administration was informed by the Harris County Sheriff Department that police were called to a shooting in the apartments on Pavilion Point. Life flight was dispatched and landed in the parking lot at Taylor High School. At no time was Taylor High School staff or students in harm’s way. This notice is to ensure you that safety is our top priority and thank you for helping us finish the school year strong.”


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