January 19, 2022

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Deadly Baytown drive-by shooting: 1 dead, 13 people injured at candlelight vigil, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says – KTRK-TV

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BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) — One person was killed in a shooting that injured at least 13 other people Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil in Baytown, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.It happened at about 6:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Market Loop where Sgt. Greg Campbell said a mother was holding a vigil for her son who was killed at his home a couple of weeks ago.

Gonzalez said about 50 people were in attendance.”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 Campbell.

ABC13 spoke with a witness at the vigil and said he heard about 20 to 30 gunshots.

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

All the victims transported themselves to Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, according to Campbell. That’s where another incident occurred.

WATCH: Fight breaks out at hospital after drive-by shooting kills 1, hurts 13 others“When everyone got to the hospital, a large fight ensued and we had to contact other agencies to help with that large fight,” said Campbell.
Initially, authorities said eight people had been shot, but Gonzalez held a briefing later that night and gave an updated number.

WATCH: Sheriff Ed Gonzalez gives an update on fatal shooting in Baytown

He said three people were taken by Life Flight, and 10 others were at the hospital being treated for non-life-threatening 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.

Authorities said they do not yet have the ages of the victims.

Gonzalez said they do not have any information on possible a suspect or suspects at this time.

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