HOUSTON - Houston police say a woman's ex-boyfriend shot and killed a man and injured two others outside a nightclub overnight.
It happened at the Heart Club in the 5000 block of Washington Ave. just after 2 a.m. Monday.
Police say four off-duty HPD officers working an extra job at the nightclub heard gunfire outside. At least two of them then found a man in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds.
The Houston Fire Department arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
A civilian working as a bouncer was hit by a bullet in the arm. That person was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
A bystander was also struck in the leg area. He was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say it was reported the male victim was talking to a female when her ex-boyfriend arrived. The two men got into an altercation and that's when the ex fired shots at the male.
The shooter drove away from the scene in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with the female.
"I’m fed up. I’m absolutely fed up," says Stacie Fairchild, who has lived in the area a couple of decades.
Residents aren’t the only ones saying enough is enough regarding violence in the Washington Avenue corridor.
"We have a problem. We have had consistent issues with some of the bars, not all, along Washington Avenue," says Houston Councilwoman Abbie Kamin.
Heart is owned by Cle’ Group, the same company cited for several violations during the COVID-19 shutdown. Cle is also being sued after a man was shot to death inside Cle’ Nightclub last year.
"I want to see it gone. I do. Somebody has died," adds Fairchild.
"The gun violence has to stop. It’s unacceptable. People are losing their lives and neighbors have a right to be concerned, as am I," Kamin says.
Police say there were many witnesses, and officers have video footage of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.