Houston News : Two 16-year-olds shot while sitting in parked car in Baytown

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Two teens were shot on Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Baytown.

Two teens were shot on Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Baytown.

Photo: Metro Video

Two teens were shot on Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Baytown.

Two teens were shot on Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Baytown.

Photo: Metro Video

Two 16-year-olds shot while sitting in parked car in Baytown

Two 16-year-olds were wounded early Thursday in a drive-by shooting outside a home in Baytown, according to police.

The teens were sitting in a Chevy Malibu parked on East Gulf near North Second around 3 a.m. when the shooting began.

“The back seat passenger, who was a 16-year-old female, felt pain in her side and back area and the front seat passenger – which was a 16-year-old male – felt some pain in his chest area,” Baytown Police Detective Edgar Elizondo told reporters at the scene. “They both then realized they were shot.”

The girl was shot through the backside and taken to the hospital in stable condition. The boy was hit in the back, with a shot that travelled through his chest. He was flown to Memorial Hermann in serious condition and taken into surgery, officials said.

A 19-year-old who lived at the home was sitting in the driver’s seat and was not wounded in the gunfire, which came from a passing vehicle. Police did not have a description of the shooter’s car, but said it’s believed the driver was traveling westbound.

It’s not clear whether the teens were targeted or what the motive might be.

Authorities did not release the names of any of the victims, but said that the wounded boy was the driver’s cousin and the girl was a friend. There is no description of the shooter.



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Source : chron.com