HOUSTON – Officers with the Houston Police Department are investigating after they said a woman’s ex-boyfriend fatally shot a man and injured a bouncer outside of a nightclub in the Washington Corridor area Monday.
Police were called to the 5000 block of Washington Avenue for reports of a shooting around 2:07 a.m.
According to HPD Lt. J.P. Horelica, four off-duty officers working an extra job at the Heart nightclub heard gunfire outside. Police said two of the off-duty officers located a man in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead by Houston Fire Department emergency officials at the scene, HPD said.
Investigators said the suspect fled the scene in a white Jeep Cherokee.
According to investigators, the man who was fatally shot was talking to a woman when her ex-boyfriend arrived and got into an altercation with him. The ex-boyfriend then shot at the victim twice, hitting him at least once in the chest, police said.
Investigators said a bullet hit a bouncer in the arm while he was trying to break the fight up and a bystander who had nothing to do with the situation accidentally shot themselves in the leg while trying to pull out their weapon. Both victims were transported by an ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, officers said.
Officers said there were lots of witnesses and police that have video footage of the incident.
A search is underway as officers try to find the suspect.