‘A young life is cut short’: 16-year-old fatally shot during drive-by at Baytown apartment complex, police say

BAYTOWN, Texas – A 16-year-old has died after being shot during a drive-by at an apartment complex in Baytown Tuesday, officers with the Baytown Police Department said.

Police were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 3400 block of Shady Hill Drive around 9:15 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers said they found a teen that had been shot. Officers performed life-saving measures to save the victim, but he reportedly died at the scene.

Detectives have no information on a suspect at this time.

“It is a tragedy any time a young life is cut short, especially under violent circumstances. The Baytown Police Department has been very clear that anyone who will visit violence on residents and visitors of Baytown will be identified, arrested, and brought to justice,” Baytown police chief John Stringer said. “I am proud of the response of our officers who performed CPR and Life-Saving Measures and secured this scene, as well as our detectives who have been working this case since last night.”

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact Baytown PD at (281) 422-8371 or Baytown Crime Stoppers at (281) 427-TIPS (8477). You can also fill out an online form anonymously. You will be given a unique code.

KPRC 2 will provide more updates from police as they become available.

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