Incident at 7298 Kingsgate

September 3, 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of at least one other at 7298 Kingsgate #95 about 12:25 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 2).

The identities of the two deceased male victims are pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. The third unidentified male, wounded during the incident, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. All victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer C. Scales reported:

Tenants of the Kingsgate Apartments reported hearing gunshots coming from unit # 95 and called police. HPD patrol officers responded and found three males shot inside the apartment. Two of the men were dead at the scene and a third man was transported to the hospital. Investigators believe a fourth victim may have also been shot, however, that victim is believed to have fled in an unknown vehicle prior to officers' arrival.

Witnesses saw four or five Hispanic male suspects and one Hispanic female enter the apartment with handguns and rifles and then flee the apartment after gunshots were heard. The suspects fled in a white four-door Pontiac with a partial Texas license plate of 291-T.

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.

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