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Deadly Drive-By Shooting Decimates Vigil Being Held for Murdered Man

The following article, Deadly Drive-By Shooting Decimates Vigil Being Held for Murdered Man, was first published on Flag And Cross.

One person was shot to death in Baytown, Texas, on Sunday evening during a vigil for a murder victim. Thirteen other people were injured in the drive-by attack.

Sgt. Greg Campbell of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was holding a vigil for her son, known as Lil’ Daddy, who had been killed a few weeks prior.

About 50 people, both adults and children, were there, he stated.

“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,” Campbell said, according to KTRK-TV.

“People were screaming and running to their cars,” said Sidney Williams, a witness.

Williams estimated 20 to 30 shots were fired.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the incident took place at about 6:40 p.m., according to KTRK-TV.

The  shooting victim who died was later identified by deputies as Disha Allen.

Three victims were flown to area hospitals in critical condition, Gonzales explained.

Gonzalez said a bounce house at the scene was filled with children when the shooting took place, and some victims were children, KHOU-TV reported.

“Bullets don’t have eyes, so it puts everyone at risk,” Gonzalez said, according to KTRK-TV.

Police had more to contend with when those attending the vigil came to see their wounded family members and friends.

“When everyone got to the hospital, a large fight ensued, and we had to contact other agencies to help with that large fight,” Campbell recounted.

Police said that a vehicle matching the description of the small dark-colored sedan believed to have been used in the shooting was found torched late Sunday night, according to KHOU-TV.

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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