Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement Following Tragic Shooting Death of Lamar High School Student

November 13, 2018 -- Tuesday afternoon, an 18-year old was shot and killed in a heinous act of violence near Lamar High School as he walked with a 15-year-old friend. The female victim was grazed by a bullet and survived her injuries.  Both teenagers attend Lamar High School in the Houston Independent School District. 

"The city of Houston will not tolerate gang activity or any senseless violence on our streets, especially not the kind that targets young people.

"Our children are off limits. I want parents and students to feel protected and confident while they are near or inside a school.

"I support the Houston Police Department's investigation and use of all available resources to find the person or people responsible for today's violence.

"If you witnessed the shooting or know anything about the perpetrators, I urge you to contact HPD or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

"Somebody knows something and working together we can protect our children, keep our community safe and get violent criminals off the streets of Houston.