A 17-year-old victim was injured in a second shooting in just four days at an apartment complex in the Willowbrook area in northwest Harris County.
The shooting happened at the Wellington Park Apartments in the 9100 block of Mills Road near FM-1960.
According to Harris County sheriff’s deputies, a 16-year-old boy was driving through the apartment complex when he spotted his ex-girlfriend walking in the parking lot.
That’s when the suspect shot at the 17-year-old six times, HCSO said. Thankfully, none of the bullets actually hit her.
Even though she wasn’t hit by the bullets, the victim was struck by shrapnel and was treated for minor cuts and abrasions at the scene. Deputies said she is OK and did not need to be transported to the hospital.
An apartment at the complex was damaged with bullet holes in the garage door and exterior wall, deputies said. The occupants were not hurt and had no relation to the shooting aside from the damage.
The 16-year-old suspect took off in a blue Dodge SUV, but deputies said they know his name and are hoping to take him into custody soon. Once he’s caught, he faces charges of aggravated assault.
At the same apartment complex this past Saturday, a woman in her 50s was shot multiple times by a drive-by shooter who fired into several shared garages.
From there, investigators said the bullets came through a wall and hit the woman while she was sitting in her living room.
The woman was the only person shot, deputies said. She’s expected to survive.
Investigators said they were still trying to figure out what the motive was for the shooting in the first place.
Deputies were looking for surveillance video at the complex to find the vehicle involved.
At this point, investigators do not believe the 16-year-old wanted suspect in Tuesday night’s shooting is responsible for the drive-by on Saturday.
Reporters spoke to neighbors at the Wellington Park Apartments who said they are worried after the two shootings.
“I’m a little uneasy,” Brittany Bunch said.
She said she wishes security at the complex would be ramped up.
“Two managements ago, they even had a cop car parked over here, and it really kept things pretty chill and quiet, but they stopped doing that too,” Bunch said.