An 11-year-old boy died after he was shot in the parking lot of a northeast Harris County apartment complex, authorities say.
The shooting was reported around 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the 12000 block of Tidwell Road.
Deputies with the Harris County Pct. 3 Constable's Office and EMS arrived to find family members administering aid to a boy who had been shot at least once in the chest.
He was transported to the hospital, where he passed away.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Crime Scene Units responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation revealed that the boy had walked to the parking lot to get a jacket out of the car. A short time later, gunshots were heard in the parking lot.
According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses described seeing a Black teenage male, with a short afro, wearing a white shirt, and dark sweatpants fleeing the scene on foot. He reportedly ran northbound through the complex and jumped over a wooden fence to exit the complex.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.