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Incident at 1603 Gessner

March 3, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 1603 Gessner about 7:45 p.m. on Friday (Mar. 2).

The identity of the deceased victim, 21, is pending notification to family members.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Walker and Officer C. Hufstedler reported:

Investigators were told two groups of individuals had argued earlier Friday and later continued the confrontation in a strip center parking lot at 1603 Gessner. At some point during that second encounter, gunfire was exchanged resulting in the shooting of one male. The victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses said four to five Hispanic males were seen leaving the scene in two vehicles, one a green Saturn and the other a 1990s white Lincoln Town Car.

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 3-3-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.