Two teens shot near gas station

HOUSTON, TX – A shooting in southeast Houston on Wednesday left a teenage boy critically wounded and a young girl injured, stated Houston Police Department (HPD) officials. The shooting occurred at a restaurant adjoining a gas station off Cullen Boulevard, between Reed Road and Airport Boulevard.

According to investigations, the incident was sparked by a dispute between two groups of teens at another location, culminating in a fight involving over 10 individuals at the gas station. At least one adult got involved, leading to the adult pulling out a gun and shooting, as told by HPD Asst. Chief Megan Howard.

Authorities reported the single gunshot hit a 15-year-old boy in the chest and a 13-year-old girl in her arm. The reason for the initial argument remains undisclosed, although Howard asserted it was a trivial matter that could have been avoided.

The shooter, believed to be somehow connected to the teens involved in the dispute, fled the scene. Investigators encouraged the shooter to come forward and present his side of the story while noting they have a strong lead on his identity. The conditions were deemed as too premature to release a suspect description at that moment.

The incident was caught on camera, which would not be released at the time. Howard confirmed the 15-year-old boy was in critical condition after the shooting, and the 13-year-old girl was stable. He also added that the girl is cooperating with investigators, and they would talk to the boy once he gets out of surgery.