Police search for gunman who killed 3 in Texas

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm •  Published: November 20, 2013

HOUSTON (AP) — Three people were killed and two critically wounded after gunfire erupted inside a suburban Houston apartment Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunbury Downs Apartments in an unincorporated area 25 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

A young man and two young women died after each was shot multiple times, including in the head, and another man and woman were airlifted to Memorial Hermann-Texas Trauma Institute in Houston with similar gunshot wounds, said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia Both were in critical condition, and detectives were at the hospital awaiting a chance to interview the two, he said.

He said the victims were in their late teens to early 20s and that their names would not be released until their families could be notified.

"It's a waste of human life that we're talking tonight once again about young people who will not get to fulfill the promise that they were born with," Garcia said.

Deputies have no description of the gunman. Witnesses say a man shot the victims inside the one-bedroom downstairs apartment, closed the apartment door and fled, Garcia said.

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