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Incident at 8421 Garland

July 14, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 8421 Garland about 2:15 a.m. today (July 14).

The deceased victim, Johnathon Salinas, 21, of 8421 Garland, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died at the scene.

The wounded male was struck in the buttocks and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital for treatment.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Mcstravick and Officer B.D. Evans reported:

The victim and two other males were outside of his residence when they were approached by the suspects in an unknown red or maroon compact four door vehicle. The passenger in this vehicle asked the males if they knew a certain person. As the victim and another male approached the vehicle, the passenger produced a gun and shot both of them.

The suspects are described only as hispanic males in their early twenties.

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.

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