POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting at 1776 Gessner Drive

January 8, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 1776 Gessner Road about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (January 7).  

The man, 36, was transported to an area hospital where doctors expect him to survive.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives S. Hall and J. De La Torre reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at an apartment complex at the above address and found a man on the ground.  He had suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and the lower torso.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported him to the hospital.  

A preliminary investigation and witness statements indicated the man, armed with two knives, approached several people in the apartment complex and lunged at them.  One of the persons had a firearm and shot the man.  No other injuries were reported:  

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with additional information in the case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800.  

VHS/JFC  1-8-21
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.