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Update on Incident at 10550 Valley Forge

October 17, 2006 -- Houston police are seeking the public's help in identifying a female fatally shot at 10550 Valley Forge about 12:50 a.m. on October 8.

The victim, a black female believed to be 16 to 21 years old, is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds. She has two piercings in each of her ears and was found with her hair tied back in a ponytail. The woman was wearing a black shirt and shorts and pink bedroom slippers with black paw prints. Investigators believe the woman might have lived outside the city or was a Hurricane Katrina evacuee relocated here. A photo of the unidentified victim is attached to this news release.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants T. Hernandez, M.W. McStravick and Officers X.
Avila and M. Cruz Jr. reported:

HPD patrol officers and HFD paramedics responding to a shooting call at the La
Fontaine Apartments discovered the body of the victim in the parking lot. Residents reported hearing gunshots in the area prior to the discovery of the victim. There are no known witnesses or suspects at this time.

Anyone with information on the female victim's identification or details 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 a 713-308-3200.