Mother and daughter found shot to death in SE Houston apartment complex, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An investigation is underway after a mother and her 16-year-old daughter were found shot to death at an apartment complex in southeast Houston on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Officers with the Houston Police Department along with officials with the Houston Fire Department said they were dispatched to the complex located in the 7500 block of Drouet Street around 2:15 p.m. after a call regarding a shooting.

When police arrived, they were met by a relative of the victims who said they went to the apartment after one of the women didn’t show up for a birthday party they were scheduled to attend, HPD Homicide Division’s Sgt. Cullen Duncan said.

The family member told officers they were able to enter the apartment through an unlocked door before finding the mother and daughter both dead in a bedroom from gunshot wounds.

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According to police, the mother and daughter were both pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD’s homicide department is leading the investigation.

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