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Five teens injured in Channelview shooting

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EMERGENCY VEHICLES are on the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of Ashland Road, near Elgin Street in Channelview. They found one person wounded and lying on the ground. Four others were later found at East Houston Medical Center with various wounds, and investigators believe all the injuries are related.

CHANNELVIEW – Investigators for the Sheriff’s department are trying to learn the reasons behind a multiple shooting that took place on Sunday, Dec. 15th at about 2:30 pm in the afternoon.

Deputies who responded to the call found a man lying in a front yard of the street, with a gunshot wound, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Thomas Gilliland.

This victim was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Memorial Hermann hospital in the medical center. He was reported to be in stable condition.

Shortly after the deputies cleared this scene, they learned that four other young men had been transported to the nearby East Houston Medical Center by private pickup truck, with similar injuries. All were in stable condition, however.

All five of the men are believed to be in their teens, according to Gilliland. However, the reason for the shootings and the relationship of the five persons is not known at this time, and the investigation is continuing.

If you have any additional information, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s office, at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous when you call.