3 people found shot, 9 detained during reported human smuggling incident in west Houston, police say

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HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after three people were found shot and nine people were arrested during a reported human smuggling incident in west Houston Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to the incident in the Motel 6 parking lot, located at 2930 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., around 11:30 a.m.

According to investigators, officers were called to a nearby IHOP restaurant after two men showed up, one of them with a gunshot wound to the arm, and told workers they had just escaped from a human smuggling operation. The two men then directed the officers to the nearby Motel 6 where two vehicles were attempting to leave before officers stopped them and detained nine people.

Hours later, officers said two additional men showed up at a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds. All victims are expected to be okay.

Investigators said the shooting originally took place near the San Antonio area, but it’s not clear how the men ended up in the Houston area.

This is an ongoing investigation, continue to check back for more details.

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