Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Wounded at Houston Halloween Party

Nov. 1, 2021
Police found a firearm in a ditch near a north Houston home where an altercation among partygoers escalated into gunfire that killed an 18-year-old woman and injured three other teens.

Four teenagers were shot, one of them fatally, during a gun battle Sunday at a Halloween party in north Houston.

An altercation broke out at the party about 12:50 a.m. and several people started shooting at the back of the house and on the street in the 1900 block of Schilder Drive, according to Assistant Chief Yasar Bashir of the Houston Police Department.

An 18-year-old woman died at the scene, Bashir said.

Later, three more teenagers — a 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy — showed up at local hospitals to be treated for gunshot wounds, according to Houston Police Lt. Emanuel Pavel. Their conditions were unknown.

Officers found one gun in a ditch near the house and are working to determine whether it was used in the shooting, Bashir said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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