At least one person died and four others were injured in a shooting outside a Houston nightclub early Sunday, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said during a news conference that over 50 shots were fired in the parking lot of the club.
Police responded immediately to the shooting outside a nightclub in North Houston around 2 a.m. where five people had been shot, involving two men and three women. The victims were brought to the hospital but one of them was pronounced dead. The police officers were still trying to determine the extent of the injuries of the four victims and their conditions weren’t immediately clear.
Sheriff Gonzales said that it looked like 50 shots were fired which made the situation scary since a mobile food truck and a number of patrons were outside the area of the shooting. Based on the initial investigation, the gunfire appears to be a drive-by shooting because multiple gunmen were seen jumping out of a car and opening fire outside the club.
The police found an AK-47 and multiple types of shell casings on the scene. Homicide detectives investigated the place and searched for surveillance video and witnesses but bystanders already left the area when they came.