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Shooting at Texas flea market kills a child and wounds four other people
14 November 2023, 12:04
Two people exchanged gunfire in the Pearland area, 17 miles south of Houston.
Three children and two adults were shot at a Texas flea market, with a 10-year-old boy later dying in hospital, police said.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Cole’s Flea Market in the Pearland area at about 5.30pm on Sunday, the Pearland Police Department said.
The victims were taken to hospital.
Two others who were hurt, a 14-year-old girl and and 18-year-old man, were in a stable condition while a 16-year-old boy was in surgery, police said on Monday.
A 37-year-old man was treated and later discharged from hospital, police said.
Police said the 10-year-old, 14-year-old and 37-year-old were bystanders.
The shooting happened after an argument between two people who did not know each other, and they exchanged gunfire with handguns inside the market, police said.
Authorities said on Monday that no-one had been charged.
Police were trying to determine if two of the people injured, the 16-year-old boy and and the 18-year-old male, were involved in the shooting.