Two people were shot in the back of the head inside a home in north Houston early Friday morning, police say, one of whom was pronounced dead.
Houston police received reports of the shooting around 5:50 a.m. in the 6800 block of Utah Street in the Acres Homes neighborhood. A neighbor who called 911 told officers that one of the victims appeared to be lifeless, police said.
Houston police officials initially told Chron.com that both victims were taken to nearby hospitals, but police later clarified that one victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.
The victim who died was found in the living room, according to HPD Asst. Chief Wendy Baimbridge. There were two witnesses inside the home but they “didn’t see much,” according to Baimbridge.
Baimbridge said police are searching for two suspects in connection with the shooting.
The first suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He has facial hair and an Afro style haircut, according to Baimbridge. The second suspect is described as a black male, also about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds with short hair.
The two fled the scene in a vehicle after the shooting, Baimbridge said.
The two witnesses told police they did not know the suspects. Baimbridge said it is unclear what led to the shooting, or whether or not it was a robbery or some other kind of altercation.
As of 8:30 a.m., police were still working on confirming the identities of the victims, but Baimbridge said officers were familiar with the home.
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