Fight in southeast Houston neighborhood leads to double shooting


by Larry Seward / KHOU 11 News

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 8:07 AM

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HOUSTON –- A fight in a southeast Houston neighborhood led to gunfire and two people being rushed to the hospital, police said late Monday.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on Iwo Jima Road near Pershing Street, according to officers with the Houston Police Department.

Police said two groups of neighbors got into a fight. One person left and returned with even more people, and that’s when someone pulled a gun.

Several shots were fired, hitting a man and a woman. The victims, who were both in their 20s, were sent to the hospital in unknown condition.

One neighbor with a 16-month-old baby recalled ducking for cover in her home.

“It was like three shots first, and then it paused,” said resident Yolanda Martin. “And then more shots came. So at that time I’m just like scared, I’m thinking about my baby. I just hit the floor and stayed there until everything just kind of stopped.”

As of early Tuesday the victims remained in the hospital.

Police said they know the identity of at least one suspect, but the investigation is on-going.

No one was taken into custody Monday night.