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2 people dead, others hospitalized after home invasion at Texas City apartment

It started as an investigation into three different shootings after one victim was found at a crash scene and another appeared at the ER.
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TEXAS CITY, Texas — What started as investigations into three separate cases have all been linked to a home invasion in Texas City, according to police. The incident has left at least two people dead and three others hospitalized.

The Texas City Police Department said three masked gunmen entered an apartment on 5th Avenue South near Martin Luther King Street around 4:15 a.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old male resident dead and his 20-year-old girlfriend suffering from multiple injuries. She had been shot in the head and hand. 

The woman said the men had forced their way into the apartment, a shootout erupted between her boyfriend and the suspects, and then the men left.

While searching the area around the apartment, officers also found a juvenile who had been shot.

While police were investigating that scene, reports came in about a car crash on 4th Avenue South near 10th Street South. Officers said the driver, who is believed to be a suspect, was found dead. Police said a handgun was found inside the vehicle.

Officers received a call from HCA Houston Mainland Hospital where, according to police, a passenger from the wreck had arrived at the emergency room with a gunshot wound. He had been brought to the hospital by someone who had passed by the accident. He has been transferred to Clear Lake Regional for surgery. 

The crime scene is still active. The police department said its waiting to notify family members before releasing names. 

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