Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male that occurred at 12929 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290) about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday (March 13).
The identity of the male victim, 16, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives N. Sharp and K. Fregia reported:
The victim was dropped off at the Signature Care Emergency Center at 1014 Wirt Road by four unknown individuals in an older-model, tan Cadillac. The victim had been shot in the chest and was reported deceased at the emergency center. It was later discovered the shooting occurred at the Red Roof Inn at the above address on the Northwest Freeway. Witnesses spoke with detectives and claimed the shooting was an accident. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.