1 dead, 2 hurt after dozens of shots fired during gathering in N. Harris Co.

One person died and two were taken to the hospital after dozens of shots were fired while a crowd was gathered in a parking lot in north Harris County, authorities say.

The sheriff's office is working to determine what led up to the shooting that occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Dunson Glen.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a large number of people were gathered in the parking lot, possibly for a party, when an altercation broke out, and then the shooting began.

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Authorities say multiple guns were fired at the scene including an assault rifle. So far, over 49 rounds were recovered.

Other property and vehicles were damaged during the shooting. People scattered in all directions when the shots rang out.

The sheriff's office says deputies were given a description of a possible suspect vehicle. Patrol units found the suspect vehicle a short distance away, according to HCSO. Both occupants had been shot.

One of them, a 20-year-old man, died at the hospital. The other occupant was last reported to be in good condition, and authorities say the individual is cooperating with the investigators.

A third person located at the original shooting scene was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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A fourth person was also found at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, authorities say.

The sheriff's office says it is unclear what roles these individuals may have played in the shooting, and no charges have been filed at this time for the homicide.

Investigators believe multiple people took part in the shooting. At least one weapon was recovered from the scene.

"A very dangerous situation with the number of shots that were fired. We're told that one was possibly an assault rifle that was fired here at this location just adjacent to these apartments. So it's a real dangerous situation where others could have been injured," Sheriff Gonzalez said.

If you have any information you can contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.