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Incident at 7245 Hillcroft

February 17, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 7245 Hillcroft about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 16).

Names of the deceased victim, 18, and wounded male, 25-26 years old, are being
withheld pending notification of family members.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.H. Roberts and Officer C.Y. Park reported:

The two male victims were standing in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 7245 Hillcroft when a dark colored four-door vehicle drove up. Witnesses said there were four Hispanic males in their early 20s inside the vehicle. One or more of the males asked the two victims what group they were affiliated with. When the victims stated they were part of a particular group, one of the passengers in the vehicle started shooting at the two men. The 18-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

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.

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