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Mother and son shot in drive-by after argument, deputies say

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the mother and her 11-year-old son were hit in the shooting. A suspect has been arrested.

SPRING, Texas — A mother and her son were injured in a drive-by shooting, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Roth Forest Lane in Spring.

According to the sheriff, shots were fired at the home from a suspect, striking both the mother and her 11-year-old son.

Gonzalez says the shooting happened after an argument between juveniles at a separate residence.

The 11-year-old left the residence and was followed by other people trying to instigate a fight, Gonzalez says.

A parent de-escalated the situation temporarily. Later on, an older relative to one of the juveniles is said to have been involved in the drive-by shooting, according to deputies.

Gonzalez says the mother is in fair condition, but her son is in serious condition.

A suspect has been taken into custody. No other injuries were reported.

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