Man, woman gunned down on SE Houston street, police say

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor, Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A man and a woman were gunned down on a southeast Houston street Friday, according to police.

The pair -- believed to be in their 20s -- was walking near a vacant lot around 6 or 7 p.m. in the 5000 block of Idaho Street when an armed man approached them and started shooting, police said.

The man, who investigators later identified as 37-year-old Rashad Brown, was killed at the initial shooting scene, according to police.

Police said the woman, who was later identified as 31-year-old Shaksha Powell, ran from the initial shooting scene and the gunman gave chase before soothing her to death a short distance away from the initial scene.

Investigators are working to learn more details about the shooting in hopes it will lead to a suspect.

"We are looking for any help from anybody in the neighborhood or in the area that would know anything about this or saw anything and hasn't come forward yet," authorities said.

Police said anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department homicide division or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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