By Landan Kuhlmann
Houston police are investigating a shooting that injured two men outside a Washington Avenue nightclub early Wednesday morning.
According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded to Heart nightclub at 5002 Washington Ave. just before 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police said two groups of men got into a verbal altercation outside the bar when an unknown suspect grabbed a gun and fired multiple shots into the middle of the groups.
Both victims are believed to be in their 20s, according to HPD. Police say one victim was shot in the back, abdomen and hip and transported to an area hospital. The other victim was shot in the leg, but left the scene in an unknown private vehicle, according to police.
Anyone with information about this incident or potential suspects is urged to contact HPD’s Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.