HOUSTON (KETK) – A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after being shot while sleeping early Thursday morning in Houston, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a club in northwest Houston around 2:30 a.m. Gonzalez said when units arrived, they found a 12-year-old boy in an apartment complex across the street had been shot.
The sheriff said in an update on social media the victim was “in fair condition, but [the] wounds were serious.” He also stated the bullet came from an assault rifle and wounded several areas of the boy’s body.
Gonzalez also wrote that between 80-100 shots were fired and there may be multiple shooters involved. He is asking for anyone that has information to please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
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