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Incident at 13413 Duluth

August 25, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting deaths of two females, one adult and one juvenile, at 13413 Duluth about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday (August 24).

The victims, identified as Arleene Avalos, 8, and Alma Avalos, 26, both of 13413 Duluth, suffered a gunshot wound and died at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officer E.R. Carstens reported:

Officers responded to a shooting at the above location, where constables from Precinct 3 were already at the location. The victims were found deceased in a front bedroom of the residence. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots earlier in the day, however did not see anyone leaving the area.

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

GO/NJM 8-25-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.