Texas boy, 2, shot and killed in home invasion, suspects on loose: police

A two-year-old boy from Texas is dead and two others were injured after a botched home invasion took place in a Harris County neighborhood late Tuesday night, police said.

Lt. Robert Minchew with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were dispatched to the Trailing Vine Apartment complex in northeastern Harris County at around 11:46 p.m. after receiving reports of robbery/ home invasion with multiple gunshot victims.

Authorities at the scene identified three victims: a father, his toddler and a friend.

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All three were sitting inside an open garage when they were approached by two male suspects around 11:30 p.m, according to Minchew. Immediately, the suspects began firing, striking all three victims.

Deputies were dispatched to the Trailing Vine Apartment complex in northeastern Harris County at around 11:46 p.m. after receiving reports of robbery/ home invasion with multiple gunshot victims. 

Deputies were dispatched to the Trailing Vine Apartment complex in northeastern Harris County at around 11:46 p.m. after receiving reports of robbery/ home invasion with multiple gunshot victims.  (Google)

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The 2-year-old child was shot and killed on the scene and was pronounced dead by EMS on arrival.

The father suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was airlifted to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center where his exact condition was unknown. The friend was taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center where he was said to be in stable condition.

Minchew said that the child’s mother was inside the apartment with a one-month-old baby when she heard a loud noise which she “thought were fireworks” going off. When she went downstairs to inspect, she was “accosted” by one of the suspects who asked her for money at gunpoint.

She proceeded to tell the gunman she had no money at which point police say they are unclear on what took place after. The two suspects fled and are still at large.

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Authorities have described them as two black males, age between 25 and 35. One was wearing a black hoodie and the other a red one.