HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Another night of violence across the city ended
with three people dead in separate incidents, including a 16-year-old
on the south side.
The teen was among four people who were shot
outside a nightclub on MLK near Browncroft around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
The violence began when a fight broke out, according to police. During
the fight, someone began firing a pistol into the air before the four
were struck. Investigators said they believe there were multiple
shooters during the incident.
an unrelated incident in Midtown, a man was shot to death as he was
leaving a nightclub and was walking to catch an Uber rideshare. It
happened at the corner of Fannin Street and McIlhenny around 3 a.m.
Police said the shooter fired several times.
The shooting deaths
outside nightclubs were the latest in a series of violent incidents that
have prompted authorities to investigate criminal trends at some
businesses. Last weekend, two nightclub-related shootings were fatal for
at least two people and involved three Harris County deputies
who were also shot. Investigations into the Club Set on Travis Street
revealed the owner, Nathan Gerk, was falsifying alcohol license
documents, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
all of the violence so far this weekend took place near nightclubs. The
night began with a separate shooting in northwest Houston where a man
was shot around 10:30 p.m. Friday. That incident happened on Antoine
near West Little York. As officers arrived, they found a man covered in
blood who was attempting to damage vehicles in the area. The man ran
into an apartment where he poured hot sauce on himself in a possible
attempt to cover up the blood, according to Houston police. He was taken
into custody. The victim, who was shot in the torso several times, was
expected to survive.
In northeast Houston, a woman was shot
several times while working as a prostitute, police said. It happened
around 1 a.m. on Pardee Street near Hirsch. It started when the victim
and a man began fighting over money when he shot her and dumped her out
of a car, police said. She was able to walk to a house to get help and
was expected to survive. The shooter was able to get away.
southwest part of the city, a man was shot to death during a
disturbance at an apartment complex. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the
6500 block of Hillcroft near High Star Drive. There was no word on what
led to the shooting or if a suspect had been identified.