HOUSTON — Two people have been charged in a shooting that injured a teenager Thursday afternoon in north Houston.
Around 4:30 p.m., Steven LeBlanc Blanco, 28, and Allison Strong-Matyas,19, were driving in a white truck when they stopped in front of a home and fired one shot into it, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The bullet hit a 13-year-old who was sitting on her bed with her sister.
When deputies got to the home, the uninjured sister told them she and her sister were sitting on the bed when they heard a pop and glass breaking. She said her sister slumped forward with a small trickle of blood on her upper chest.
EMS was called the scene and the 13-year-old was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital in stable condition. Deputies said she is expected to make a full recovery.
Several hours later, around 10 p.m., a witness reported seeing Blanco and Strong-Matyas at a convenience store. When deputies arrived, they drove off. After a short chase, they bailed out of the truck and ran behind Houston Fire Station 64, deputies said.
Blanco was eventually found in a storage container on the property and Strong-Matyas was found on a side street. Both were arrested.
Blanco has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a weapon.
Strong-Matyas has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. It's also unclear if the suspects know the victims or if it was a random attack.
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