Gunman Fires Around 50 Shots, Kills Woman In Katy Area

A woman from the Katy area in Texas was driving home from work when she was shot and killed by an unknown gunman in the garage of her house. The attacker reportedly filed around 50 shots during the incident Tuesday morning.

Harris County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding the incident that took place in the 18700 block of Appletree Hill Lane at around 5.25 a.m. The woman, identified as 31-year-old Valeesha Duncan, was found dead in the garage of her home. Through further investigation, the officers discovered that her vehicle was riddled with bullets.

The family of Duncan stayed at the crime scene for hours to get any lead as to who would have done such a crime. The deputies, however, have not determined anything solid yet, ABC13 Houston reported.

A friend of Duncan and the father of her son, Timothy Richard, said in a statement, “She was a good person. Really sweet, very kind. Something like this is crazy, it’s always happening to good people.”

Authorities said this might not be a domestic violence case, and there is a possibility that Duncan was not the target as other people were living in the home. Authorities are now asking for more surveillance videos that could hopefully help in the investigation.


The results of the primary investigation said that a dark-colored sedan was seen leaving the scene, but there was nothing more. Investigators believe that there is only one shooter involved. Authorities are reportedly waiting for a search warrant of the residence to conduct a more thorough search of the home.

There is no suspect in the case yet. Neighbors said that they did not witness the shooting as it was too early in the morning. They just said that they were startled by the sound of the gunshots.

One of the residents in the area said, “I feel safe living here. I never worry about closing my eyes. We mostly have just a few things going on, maybe unlocked cars getting broke into, something getting stolen out of a garage, but other than that, nothing like this.”