HOUSTON - Houston police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left multiple people injured while they were at a bar on Washington Avenue.
Officers responded to the shooting around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Azuza Hookah Lounge in the 4100 block of Washington Avenue.
Houston police say that a black four-door sedan was heading eastbound on Washington Ave, stopped in front of the bar, and opened fire with a high-powered rifle.
Two victims were treated at the scene by the Houston Fire Department and then transported to area hospitals. Two other victims were also transported privately to a hospital. Authorities say they all sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A fifth woman also suffered gunshot fragments to the arm.
According to police, a security guard at the bar had denied access to three Hispanic males. Police say it is believed, in retaliation, they returned to the club and shot at the location, striking the victims.
The investigation is ongoing. If you saw something, have cellphone video, or know anything about the shooters please contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.