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HPD: 2 men injured, suspect on the run after shooting at bar on Washington Avenue

Houston police said one victim was shot multiple times including in the back, abdomen and hip.
Credit: KHOU 11

HOUSTON — Houston police are investigating an overnight shooting that left two people injured outside a bar on Washington Avenue.

Emergency teams responded about 3:55 a.m. Wednesday to reports of a shooting at 5002 Washington Ave. There were reportedly dozens of people in the parking lot when officers arrived.

Investigators said there was a verbal altercation between two people in the parking. At some point, someone grabbed a gun and fired multiple rounds, hitting two men. 

The shooter then left in an unknown vehicle.

According to police, one victim was shot in the back, abdomen and hip. He was taken to the hospital in unknown condition when police arrived. It was last reported he was in surgery. 

The other victim, who was shot in the leg, left the bar in a private vehicle.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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