Two children shot outside southeast Houston nail salon

Two children were shot in the parking lot of a nail salon on Scott Street near Wheeler Avenue in southeast Houston. 

At around 6:30 pm Thursday, a woman went inside a nail salon while her three children were left inside her vehicle.

A car drove up and someone shot at that vehicle multiple times. Inside the vehicle, two children were wounded. An eight-year-old boy was struck in the head and a five-year-old girl was shot in the leg. They were transported to a hospital where the boy is believed to be in critical condition.

Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner says another shooting happened near this area earlier in the afternoon in the intersection of Napoleon and Dennis. A 20-year-old man was shot and killed. Asst. Chief Finner says police are investigating whether or not these cases are related.

Anyone with any information about the case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Houston by phone at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).