Police: Lover’s quarrel leads to double shooting in north Houston

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on October 10, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 7:16 AM

HOUSTON—Police said early Wednesday a couple’s argument led to a courtyard fight and double shooting at a north Houston apartment complex.

It all happened at the Ventana Garden Apartments in the 5100-block of the North Freeway around 12:30 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said the first officers on the scene found an armed man in the parking lot who was shot in the leg. He dropped his weapon as officers approached. They then found a second man inside an apartment with a gunshot wound to his arm. Both were sent to the hospital in stable condition.

According to HPD, a subsequent investigation revealed the man shot in his leg was the boyfriend of a female resident at the complex. The couple got into an argument, and then the boyfriend started arguing with neighbors in the courtyard. Police said the boyfriend pulled out a weapon and started shooting, hitting one of the bystanders.

“I heard like loud shooting – about—it went off 10 times or something like that and it sounded like it was close by my apartment,” said nearby resident Kellie Khan.

Another bystander was also armed and shot the boyfriend in his leg.

Police said the girlfriend had her child in the apartment but she was not injured.

HPD said the boyfriend faces a felony assault charge. The person who shot him will not face any charges.

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