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Houston Police Department

Fatal Shooting at 1317 Winter Street

February 7, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of another at 1317 Winter Street about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 5).

The deceased victim, Samuel Mireles, 29, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second male, Israel Herrera, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Elliott and Senior Police Officer M. Stahlin reported:

A male suspect, known to Mr. Mireles and Mr. Herrera, was allowed into the residence at the above location. At some point, the suspect pulled a pistol, demanded money and then began shooting. Mireles and Herrera were both struck. The suspect immediately fled the scene.

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.

VHS/JFC 2-7-11
Inc # 015333611

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