January 3, 2021 – In Breaking News – Click2Houston .com
One woman was killed and three Harris County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a shooting Sunday outside a nightclub in Houston, officials said.
The shooting was reported about 2:20 a.m. at Set Nightclub, located near the corner of Travis and Anita streets.
According to officials, the three deputies were working additional jobs when they were shot.
After Set Nightclub closed, a fight broke out in the parking lot. As the deputies attempted to break it up, a suspect began firing a gun into the crowd. Three deputies and one civilian were hit by gunfire.
(One woman was killed and three Harris County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a shooting Sunday outside a nightclub in Houston, officials said. Courtesy of KPRC 2 Click2Houston and YouTube. Posted on Jan 3, 2021.)
The civilian, identified only as a Hispanic woman approximately 40 years of age, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
One male deputy was shot in the foot, a female deputy was shot in the abdomen and another male deputy was shot in the hand and legs.
Two deputies were taken to Memorial Hermann hospital for treatment while another was transported to Ben Taub Hospital.
All three deputies are expected to survive their injuries, including one deputy who underwent surgery.
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In a media briefing early Sunday morning, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said all three were “fairly seasoned deputies,” two with approximately 11 years of service and the other with around 5.
Two of the deputies are in their 30s and one in their 40s.
“A tragic night but it could’ve been a lot worse,” Gonzalez said. “We’re just going to be out here lifting them up. We’re strong, we’re together and we’re going to pull through this.”
“We’re going to make sure that both our agencies continue to work together in full support of the families.”
“That’s the most important thing. And obviously, condolences as well to the young adult, the 40-year-old that was pronounced earlier during this incident as well.”
Officials said the suspect, described as a man in his 20s, sought treatment for a gunshot wound at a Sugar Land hospital and was taken into custody.
(This shooting comes less than a day after Harris County Sgt. Bruce Watson was killed in a crash while driving his patrol motorcycle. Sgt. Watson was headed home Saturday afternoon after leading a funeral procession when he was involved in motor vehicle collision. Sgt. Bruce Watson, 51, a 20-year department veteran, died at Memorial Hermann Hospital and leaves behind his wife who is a Houston police officer, and three adult children. Courtesy of KHOU 11 and YouTube. Posted on Jan 2, 2021.)
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts are with the three injured deputies, and pray for their full recovery.
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