Houston News : 2 shot at Houston apartment where man was killed 12 hours earlier

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Houston police investigate a shooting in the 5600 block of Royal Palms Drive on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The apartment is the same location where a man was shot dead earlier in the day.

Houston police investigate a shooting in the 5600 block of Royal Palms Drive on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The apartment is the same location where a man was shot dead earlier in the day.

Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

Houston police investigate a shooting in the 5600 block of Royal Palms Drive on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The apartment is the same location where a man was shot dead earlier in the day.

Houston police investigate a shooting in the 5600 block of Royal Palms Drive on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The apartment is the same location where a man was shot dead earlier in the day.

Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

2 shot at Houston apartment where man was killed 12 hours earlier

Two young women were shot Tuesday afternoon at the same complex where a man was gunned down a mere 12 hours earlier.

The two victims, ages 17 and 18, were part of a fight between nearly 30 people in the apartment courtyard in the 5600 block of Royal Palms Drive around 1 p.m., according to Houston Police Department Cmdr. Ron Borza. The argument was over the deadly shooting, which happened in the same complex around 1:30 a.m., Borza said.

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At some point during the argument, someone pulled a gun and shot into the crowd, Borza said. Police officers had already been summoned for the brawl, and a sergeant responding heard the gunshots ring out as he rounded the corner into the apartment entrance.

That sergeant and other officers detained several people, all of whom witnessed the gunfire, Borza said. The two young victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, where they were listed as stable.

Borza said the afternoon shooter is possibly the same person as the gunman who killed the 36-year-old victim from the early morning shooting.

Around 1:30 a.m., the victim answered a knock on his door and was shot several times in the threshold. The man’s 4-year-old son was asleep in the next room.

Police did not have anybody in custody for the killing as of later Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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