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Incident at 7255 Bissonnet

August 27, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7255 Bissonnet about 4:10 p. m. on Friday (Aug. 26).

The victim is identified as Carlos Medina, 18, of 8909 Sandpiper. Medina suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers K.P. Carr and A. Mares reported:

According to witnesses, Medina was standing in the doorway of a retail store talking to a female who was pushing a child in a stroller. The suspects approached Medina from behind and shot him several times. The female grabbed the child and ran from the scene. The suspects initially fled the scene; however, they returned a few minutes later, shot Medina again and fled. The female and child were later located unharmed.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s. Each had slender builds and were approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

NJM/JFC 8/27/05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.