Teenager Shot While Walking Near Middle School in Southwest Houston
A teenager was shot while walking along South Gessner at West Bellfort in southwest Houston on Wednesday morning. The incident took place around 7:45 a.m. Houston police have launched an investigation into the incident. The teenager is not a student at Houston ISD’s Welch Middle School, which is located just a block away from the shooting scene.
Fortunately, officers were nearby and were able to provide first aid to the teenager quickly. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. Police said that a vehicle in the area was also hit by bullets but no one inside the vehicle was injured.
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Investigators believe that the shooter was in a vehicle and drove away after the shooting. In the wake of the incident, Welch Middle School was placed on lockdown while police investigated the scene.
In conclusion, this is yet another tragic incident of gun violence in our communities. It is imperative that law enforcement agencies continue to investigate and take action against such incidents. We hope the teenager makes a full recovery and that the perpetrator is brought to justice soon.