HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A teenager was shot in northwest Harris County near Cypress Falls High School, and authorities said they believe the gunman responsible is also a teen.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the shooting took place Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m. in the 9500 block of Huffmeister.
The sheriff’s office believes the incident stemmed from some sort of drug deal. Investigators said four to five teens met up in the courtyard. According to HCSO, there was some pushing between the 16-year-old victim and the suspect. The suspect then shot the victim in the leg and the group ran, authorities said.
Investigators said after the incident, the suspected shooter got a white vehicle and fled the scene. Deputies are working with the Cy-Fair ISD Police Department to find the suspect.
The victim, who is also a student at Cypress Falls High School, is expected to make a full recovery.
In NW Harris County, @HCSOTexas deputies responded to a shooting at the 9500 blk of Huffmeister. Preliminary: a male teen (possibly 16) has been shot by a male teen suspect. The wounded teen has been transported to a hospital and said to be in fair— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 19, 2023
The victim also told officials he only knew the suspect’s first name. Deputies have not released a description of the suspect, but he is possibly also a student at the high school.
Authorities said there is not a threat to the high school at this time.
Cy-Fair ISD released the following statement:
“The incident occurred at a retail shopping center, not CFISD property. As a precautionary measure due to police activity in the area, campus administrators were advised to enter “secure” mode, which means no one comes in or goes out. CFPD and campus administrators monitored the situation until it was determined there was not a threat to the campus, and the “secure” mode was lifted.” -- Leslie Francis, Assistant Superintendent for Communication and Community Relations, Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D.
See the full press conference from officials below.