POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1919 Runnels Street

April 17, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 1919 Runnels Street at about 12:25 p.m. on Sunday (April 16).

The victim, Elia Ndayisenga, 16, of the above address, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Turner and Senior Police Officer J. Nguyen reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Clayton Homes Apartments at the above address and found the victim had been transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound.  

Initially, no weapon was found.  After speaking to several juvenile males, who then stated they were present or nearby when the shooting occurred, a pistol was recovered at the scene.  Forensic examinations are underway to help determine the nature of the incident.  The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 4-17-17
Inc. #047484617

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