3 teens injured in shooting during graduation party at north Houston banquet hall

Three teens were injured in a shooting at a north Houston banquet hall.
Three teens were injured in a shooting at a north Houston banquet hall.

HOUSTON – Three teens were injured in a shooting at a north Houston banquet hall.

The shooting happened around 11:40 p.m. at the MYE Place Banquet & Event Hall on West Parker Road near the North Freeway, authorities said.

When officers arrived, police said they found a chaotic scene unfolding in the parking lot. People were running and trying to get away from the gunfire, police said.

When they entered the event center, police said they found a 16-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the arm and a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to authorities, the two teens were in attendance at a graduation party when the boy got into an argument with another person at the party. During the argument, the other person pulled out a pistol and fired once, hitting both teens. Both teenagers were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive.

Police said the third teen, an 18-year-old identified as Kaliegh Smith, had just arrived at the party and had parked across the street when he saw people running to their vehicles.

According to authorities, an unknown person had opened fire in the parking lot near the venue and another person, in the parking lot where Smith had parked, also began shooting. Smith was shot in the wrist and thigh. Officers said Smith is also is expected to survive.

Police are still working to learn more information about the shooting. Authorities said the shooters fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.