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Robbery Escalates to Double Shooting in West Houston; Authorities Search for Suspect

HOUSTON, TX, AUGUST 12, 2023 – Two individuals were injured following a robbery that escalated into a double shooting in the 12700 block of Westheimer Road, according to Houston police. The incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday as two customers were leaving a bar and grill.

The victims, a man and a woman, entered their truck when an unidentified male approached them, brandishing a firearm and demanding the male victim’s wallet. Before the wallet could be handed over, the suspect fired his handgun, striking the male victim in the shoulder and the female in the eye. The suspect subsequently fled the scene on foot.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital and are expected to recover from their injuries. Houston Police Lt. I. Izaguirre described the sequence of events but did not identify any of those involved.

Authorities are actively investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the police at 713-308-0700.

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