According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, two individuals were killed and three others were gravely injured in a shooting at a packed flea market in north Houston on Sunday.
At a flea market near 8720 Airline Drive, shots were fired shortly after 1 p.m.
Two males died at the scene, according to HSCO, while three others were rushed to surrounding hospitals in critical condition. According to investigators, all five people were involved in the incident that led to the shooting. Officials stated they were all in their early to mid-twenties and knew each other. They don’t think the shooting happened at random.
Two additional individuals were apprehended at the location and could be connected, according to authorities.
One person who was not hurt in the gunshot has been charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the event, according to the sheriff.
Despite the fact that the flea market was fairly busy, Gonzalez said no bystanders were wounded. When the rounds were fired, he guessed that “thousands” were present.
Two pistols were discovered at the scene, according to Gonzalez.
Investigators have uncovered surveillance video of the incident, but not one that depicts the complete encounter. They also stated that there are few witnesses to the incident since when officers arrived on the scene, individuals dispersed.