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Incident at 7471 Cook Road

August 22, 2005 -- Houston police are sorting out the details of a shooting that left four people injured at 7471 Cook Road on Sunday, August 21, 2005 at about 8 p.m.

According to Houston Police Department Homicide Division Investigators D.R. Shorten and C.J. Grysen, officers responding to a shooting call found four males inside an apartment that had been shot. Investigators learned that the four got into some type of altercation that turned violent when weapons were produced.

Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots. The victims, 28-year-old Quinton Giles was shot in the chest, 28-year-old Richard Dean was shot in the lower back, 23-year-old Darius Celestine was shot in the right thigh and 24-year-old Tommy Lee Harris suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and left arm. They were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital. All were listed in good to stable condition and are expected to survive.

This incident is still under investigation and at this time no one has been arrested or charged. Several weapons and drugs were recovered during this investigation.

AW/ MES 8-22-05
Inc # 128293605

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