HCSO: 3 dead, 2 critically injured in execution-style shooting in NW Harris County


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on November 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 21 at 2:59 PM

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HARRIS COUNTY – Three people were dead and two others were clinging to life after they were shot execution-style at a northwest Harris County apartment Wednesday afternoon,  according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

All five victims were shot in the head inside a unit at the Pepper Mill Place Apartments in the 8200 block of Sunbury.

A neighbor called 911 after hearing back-to-back gunshots. There was no disturbance heard prior to the gunfire.

Two women and a man died at the scene, while another woman and a man were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Life Flight helicopters.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia said the victims all appear to be young adults ranging in ages from 18 years old to the early 20s.

”It’s a waste of human life,” Garcia said. “Young people who will not get to fulfill the promise that they were born with.”

Investigators found multiple weapons and narcotics inside the apartment where the shots rang out. The suspected shooter was seen leaving the apartment and closing the door behind him.

Many neighbors packed up and stayed elsewhere for the night.

”I don’t feel safe here anymore,” said neighbor Reanna Auclair.

“Yes, I’m concerned because I got two kids. I got a daughter and a son; a newborn two weeks old,” said Edward, another neighbor.

Others were not very familiar with the victims.

“Half the time when I go out, I don’t see nobody; when I come in, I don’t see nobody. I might see them on the weekend, you know if it is a football game or something going on,” said neighbor George Thompson.

Another resident wondered what was next.

“What are they doing to find the guy and can we get some better security or something?” Adrienne Curry said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.