BAYTOWN — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Baytown that killed a woman and injured 13 others at a candlelight vigil for a murder victim.
It happened at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of North Market Loop. A mother was holding a vigil for her son, known as Lil’ Daddy, who was killed at his home a couple of weeks ago.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says about 50 people, adults and children, were attending.
“While they were having their celebration of life and releasing balloons in the air, an unknown suspect drove down this road and shot rounds into that group of people,” said Sgt. Greg Campbell.
14 people were shot. One woman, identified as Disha Allen, died at a hospital.
Three people were flown to the hospital by Life Flight and the rest drove themselves to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Campbell.
One witness told ABC13 he heard about 20 to 30 shots.
“People were screaming and running to their cars,” said Sidney Williams, the witness.
Once everyone started arriving at the hospital, another incident occurred.
“When everyone got to the hospital, a large fight ensued and we had to contact other agencies to help with that large fight,” said Sgt. Campbell.
Some of the victims were later transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for the treatment of more serious gunshot wound injuries.
“Bullets don’t have eyes, so it puts everyone at risk,” said Gonzalez.
Witnesses told ABC13 two of the victims shot were the pastor and his wife who were in attendance at the vigil.
No arrests have been made. The sheriff’s office said the suspect or suspects in the case are believed to have been driving a small, dark-colored sedan.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) in this case is encouraged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit or Houston Crime Stoppers.
Written by KFDM/FOX 4