KINGWOOD, Texas - The 14-year-old son of a Houston police officer was killed in a shooting in Kingwood on Monday night, the police department confirmed.
The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. Monday in the 25000 block of N Kings Mill Lane.
According to the sheriff's office, a woman was walking when she heard gunshots and saw two males running from the area. She kept walking and then found the boy on the sidewalk.
FOX 26 spoke with the woman who was too shaken to give her name but added the two males running had backpacks and short hair. She says one of them was wearing shorts. She added they ran towards Pauldron Drive and headed west.
Authorities say the boy had apparent gunshot wounds and died from his injuries.
"The family asks for prayers & that their privacy be respected in their time of grief," HPD wrote.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.
New Caney ISD released the following statement offering its condolences.
"New Caney ISD has been informed of the passing of a New Caney ISD student Monday, Sept. 20. We are deeply saddened by this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family and friends at this time. Additional counselors are available at school for students as needed."
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #21A293752.