HOUSTON, Texas, September 10, 2023 – Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Crime Scene Investigators and Homicide Investigators are currently responding to a shooting incident at the 5300 block of Deer Timbers Trail. The initial dispatch was handled by Precinct 4 deputies who were the first to respond to the call.
Upon their arrival, they discovered a male, believed to be a teenager, with gunshot wounds. The individual was located in a wooded area near the aforementioned address. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear at this early stage of the investigation. Authorities are working diligently to collect evidence and interview potential witnesses to piece together the events leading up to this fatal shooting.
HCSO has cordoned off the area to conduct a thorough investigation, which involves a meticulous examination of the crime scene to ensure all relevant data is collected.
As investigators continue to explore all avenues, they urge anyone with information regarding this tragic incident to come forward. This cooperation will be pivotal in helping law enforcement build a full picture of the events that transpired.
The identity of the deceased individual has not yet been released as authorities are in the process of notifying the next of kin.
Community members are encouraged to stay away from the area to allow investigators to carry out their work unimpeded. Further updates on this developing story will be released as more information becomes available. It is a priority of the HCSO to maintain the integrity of the investigation while keeping the community informed.