Two dead after gunmen ‘ambush’ a group of Hispanic men filming a rap video in a Houston parking lot and open fire
- Two men were killed and another six were injured in the shooting on Friday night
- They had been filming a rap video in a parking lot when they were ‘ambushed’
- Police said the victims were all Hispanic males in their early twenties
- No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting and cops are asking the public for information
Two people are dead and multiple people are injured after a drive-by shooting on the set of a rap music video in Texas.
The men, who police described as being Hispanic males in their early twenties, were filming in the parking lot of an office in Houston on Friday at 9.30pm when the shooters ‘ambushed’ them.
They opened fire, wounding eight people in total, including the two who died.
The six who survived are in the hospital, some with serious injuries.
This was the aftermath of the shooting which took place as a group of men were filming a rap music video. A knocked over light remained at the scene while police investigated
Blood stains in the parking lot where two men were shot dead on Friday night in a drive-by shooting while they were filming a music video
Firefighters had to hose own the parking lot to wash away the blood stains on Saturday morning
A bullet hole in a bus stop shelter at the scene of the shooting. Police say the crime scene stretched several blocks
It remains unclear whether police have identified any suspects. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting yet and none of the victims have been identified.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the men were filming between several parked vehicles in the parking lot when the shooting happened.
‘There were other vehicles that were staged there and we believe they were filming some type of music video when, all of a sudden, basically they were ambushed, we believed by individuals in cars and/or foot that fired shots into the parking lot area,’ he said at a press conference.
Police are now appealing for anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
Six men were injured alongside the two who were killed. One of the wounded victims is shown in an ambulance after the shooting
Shell casings were left at the scene which police hope they will be able to use to find the assailants
Gonzalez said the office parking lot is in a residential area where others could have become collaterally injured.
‘This is a very serious situation — this is a residential neighborhood.
‘A lot of shots were fired,’ he said.
‘Anybody that was out here, they need to speak up. We need some leads right now,’ he added.
The crime scene stretched several blocks in the area.
Authorities worked through the night at the scene of the shooting on Friday. They are now asking for the public’s help to identify the assailants