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Monday, October 08, 2018

Houston police are investigating several incidents that occurred during the weekend, including Sunday's fatal shooting of a female found at 7400 South Hall.

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7400 South Hall

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a female found at 7400 South Hall about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday (October 7). 

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives K. Fregia and K. McDonald reported: 

According to a witness, the victim was walking near the above address when a male suspect came up behind her and shot her.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Houston Fire Department paramedics.  The suspect then walked away in the direction from which he had come on South Hall. 

The suspect is described only as a black male, possibly wearing brown shorts and a blue plaid button-down shirt. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5912 Gulfton

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5912 Gulfton about 7 a.m. on Saturday (October 6).

The victim, Mario A. Lopez, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Perez and A. Barr reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Houston Fire Department paramedics unsuccessfully rendering aid to Mr. Lopez in the strip center parking lot.  Investigators obtained surveillance video which showed a dark-colored sedan fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed.  A copy of that video is not available at this time.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Investigation into Shooting Incident at 8426 Hammerly

Houston police are investigating the shooting of a juvenile at 8426 Hammerly about 8:20 p.m. last Friday (October 5).

The female victim, Adriana Ruiz, 12, suffered a gunshot wand was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer B. Salazar reported:

Ms. Ruiz was inside her mother's apartment at the above address when an unknown white or Hispanic male began shooting at the apartment from the parking lot.  Ruiz was struck in the abdomen.  The suspect fled the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800.
 
Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6700 Lockwood

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 6700 Lockwood about 11:20 a.m. on Saturday (October 6).

The male victim, 79, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer E. Morgado reported:

The driver of a gray Hummer H3 was traveling northbound at the above address when he failed to maintain a single lane, drove onto the grassy median, and struck a tree.

No other vehicles or motorists were involved in this incident.





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