Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was visibly shaken by the events he was reporting, at a shooting in Channelview that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy.
The shooting occurred last Sunday, about 4:20 a.m. at a home at 15117 N. Brentwood Street, off Dell Dale. Sheriff Gonzalez said it appeared someone with an assault rifle fired into the home, perhaps not knowing that an adult and five children were sleeping inside. It was not known if the assailant was walking or driving past the house.
A neighbor described the sound of about 22 shots, that were fired into the house and cars parked in the driveway.
The 11-year-old was dead at the scene, but the other occupants were not injured.
Sheriff Gonzalez called the shooters “cowards” for shooting “into a home not knowing who was in there. They shot an innocent child that was there, and this is uncalled for.” Gonzalez vowed to find them and bring them to justice.
The house had been occupied only a few months by the current family, and it was reported that the previous occupants had apparently been involved in some criminal activities at the house.