‘Tremendous loss’: Man in his 50s killed in NE Houston shooting; another man injured

HOUSTON – A man is dead and another was injured during a shooting in northeast Houston Saturday.

Police said it happened in the 7900 block of Hirsch Road.

Police found one man was found dead and another was transported to the hospital.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a truck.

Police cars and crime scene tape littered the scene and multiple evidence markers could be seen on the ground.

HPD Investigators are attempting to piece together what happened. They said three men were involved, two brothers talking with another man, a driver in a maroon pickup truck.

“The information we have now is the two victims were brothers, they have an ongoing argument with a third male, today that argument resulted in gunfire, we got conflicting reports that only the shooter was firing or there may have been an exchange of gunfire,” said Lt. Larry Crowson with HPD.

Family members said the victim’s name is Tom Louis, a man in his late 50s. He was very well-known in the area and a lifelong resident. Throughout the course of the afternoon, dozens who knew him showed up.

Family members of Louis are trying to understand who would kill one of their loved ones.

“He was a jack of all trades, a master of none. If he couldn’t do it he knew somebody who could do it, he’s going to be terribly missed by the family, by his neighbors by his church members, you can see by this turnout here so many people. A tremendous loss, oh my God a tremendous loss to the community, to this Northeast community,” said Hon. Judge Tamika Craft of the Harris County 189th Civil District Court. Craft is a close cousin to the victims.

The family is calling for justice. They want the killer caught and they know it was someone Louis knew.

The Houston Police Department is looking for a man in a maroon pickup truck.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.