Police: 5-year-old killed, 8-year-old injured in Houston drive-by shooting

July 4 (UPI) — Houston authorities said a 5-year-old was killed and an 8-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the city over the weekend.

Assistant Chief Chandra Hatcher of the Houston Police Department told reporters during a press conference that the shooting occurred in the 13500 block of Northborough Drive shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

She said police received several calls about a shooting in the area, but when officers arrived, they didn’t see anything.

About 15 minutes later, police received an additional phone call concerning two juveniles suffering from gunshot wounds arriving at a local hospital, she said.

Witnesses told police that a car driving westbound on Rushcreek Drive opened fire on another vehicle, which was traveling north on Northborough Drive, while it was stopped at a stop sign.

Hatcher said a woman was driving the vehicle that came under fire and once she notice her two children were shot, she immediately drove them to a local hospital.

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