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Incident at 11900 Bellaire

May 22, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the shooting of two men at 11900 Bellaire about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2005.

One of the victims, Gabriel Posada, 28, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico received a gunshot wound and was transported to Hermann General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The second victim, whose name has not been released, also received a gunshot wound and is listed in good condition at Hermann General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer T. Huynh reported:

Posada and the other victim were awaiting payment for bringing two females from Mexico to Houston and were subsequently shot while waiting for the money. A white Jeep Grand Cherokee occupied by three Hispanic males was last seen traveling westbound on Bellaire from S. Kirkwood.

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.

JGA 5-22-05

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