Who was the Cypress gun range accidental shooting victim?

By Leigh Frillici - Reporter

CYPRESS, Texas - Who was Josh Cummings?

Josh Cummings died Monday at the Hot Wells Shooting Range in Cypress.  

Authorities say a shooting range employee in his 20s was working on a gun when it went off.  

The stray bullet went through a wall and hit Cummings who had just arrived and was walking through the parking lot.

We learned more about Cummings today.

He was 36, a husband and a father to 5-year-old triplets.

He lived in Cypress and worked for Centerpoint Energy as a service area director.  

Centerpoint Energy sent this statement:

"Well-known for his kindness and intelligence, Josh Cummings was an employee at CenterPoint Energy and held many roles in both Electric and Natural Gas Operations in Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. He was a respected colleague and friend to many at CenterPoint Energy. Josh will be deeply missed."

Cummings was also part of Leadership Houston Class XXXV this year. Each class takes on a community project and through their 10-month journey, classmates develop strong bonds with each other.  

Cumming’s class created a rain garden in Memorial Park.  You can see it by the multi-use trail entrance. 

The Leadership Houston Board sent this statement:

“We are devastated to hear of the tragedy surrounding the death of our friend and fellow alumnus, Josh Cummings. Josh participated in Class XXXV, which ended in June of this year. During the time he was in the class, everyone that interacted with him – fellow classmates, speakers, panelists and alumni - knew him to be a funny, sweet, generous guy, who was instantly liked by those that met him. Our Leadership Houston family joins so many others who knew and loved Josh in mourning his loss, and we send our deepest condolences to his wife and three beautiful children.”

Lastly, the Cypress community has been touched by the tragedy.  

Ken Lininger of Cypress did not know Cummings, but wanted to help.  

He set up a Memorial Fund page for the family. Donations neared $20,000 just 15 hours after the YouCaring Page had been set up.

"My hopes were, like Harvey, we'd see our community come together again and support someone who needs it," said Lininger.

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