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4 people fatally shot at Houston-area apartment complex

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Four people, including three teens, were fatally shot at a Houston-area apartment complex on Saturday, authorities said.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said there were two 16-year-olds killed, along with a 19-year-old and a 25-year-old, KTRK-TV reported.

The shooting occurred at about 11:20 p.m. CDT in northern Harris County, KHOU-TV reported.

At a news conference, Gonzalez said deputies responded to the shooting and discovered four people with gunshot wounds in an apartment.

Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, KTRK reported. The fourth victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but later died, according to the television station. A weapon was recovered at the scene, according to the television station.

Identities of the victims were not released, according to KPRC-TV. A motive for the shooting remains unclear.

“At first, I thought it was, you know, fireworks. But I was like, ‘No, those are not fireworks. Those are shots,’” resident Gladys Martinez told KTRK. “The last one was around my porch. So my husband comes in and tells me there’s a dead body right here. I was like, ‘What?’ So I come out, and I start calling 911.”

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