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Incident at 6500 Whitton

September 24, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6500 Whitton about 3 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 23).

The victim, identified as Eduardo Quiones, 17, of 6600 Whitton suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris and Officer T.J. McCorvey reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call and located a vehicle with several bullet holes parked in a driveway at 6600 Whitton. They were told the victim had been taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Investigators learned Quiones and a female companion were driving to a store when they passed a large group of Hispanic males standing in the 6500 block of Whitton. For unknown reasons, one or more of those males then started shooting at the vehicle being driven by the female. When the shooting stopped, the female noticed Quiones had been shot in the head. She then drove back to Quiones' home to seek medical help.

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.

JFC 9-24-06
Inc #147092506

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