1 shot, 1 stabbed at Houston Community College parking lot, officials say
HOUSTON - Police are investigating a shooting and stabbing at the Houston Community College parking lot Saturday.
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It happened at the Northline Campus in the 8000 block of Fulton St. around 12:15 p.m.
Police say two men met two other men in the parking lot for a marijuana deal, during which a 19-year-old man was stabbed and another 19-year-old was shot.
Both were being treated at local hospitals and were reported to be stable.
As for the other two men, investigators said they tried running away but one of them was detained and considered a person of interest, but the other is still at large.
Officials said nearby residents noticed he was behaving suspiciously and called the police.
Police said they believed this was an isolated incident involving people who knew each other. However, with the uptick in crime, Asst. Chief Ban Tien with HPD says residents need others to do exactly that — call the police if they notice anyone or anything suspicious.
"We need the community involvement, community support," Asst. Chief Tien said. "Someone needs to take a stand and say ‘hey, we will not allow this to happen. When we see this happen we will tell somebody. Let someone know,’ right?"
"Today is a classic example, which exemplifies why the ‘see something, say something works,'" Tien continued. "A citizen actually pointed out something and that individual left the scene because of that — from that information we ’were able to detain a person of interest right now. Which we believe will lead us to some valuable information."
The other person police are looking for is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s wearing black shorts.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.