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16-year-old dies in accidental shooting inside abandoned home in east Harris County, investigators say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Investigators believe a 16-year-old was accidentally shot while he and three others were handling a handgun inside an abandoned home on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at about 1:18 p.m. to the 12800 block of Flagstaff Lane, which is located near Beaumont Highway and S. Lake Houston Parkway.

The teen was transported to the hospital with critical injuries before he was pronounced dead.

Major Susan Cotter of the sheriff’s office said there were four juveniles in the home, all 16 or 17 years old. Deputies believe the boy was killed due to an accidental discharge of the firearm.

The sheriff’s office added the victim was hit in the chest and a 17-year-old boy admitted to handling the gun when it went off.

The three remaining teens were released to their families. The case is being referred to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for potential charges.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News the home where the shooting took place had been through a fire and, after it was partially rebuilt, flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Deputies believe the teens were skipping school when they gathered at the home.

SEE ALSO: How COVID-19 has impacted rise in violence involving teens in Harris County

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Rising Middle East production may trigger a new OIL PRICE WAR

Rising Middle Eastern oil production is making the commodity that comes out of this region cheaper compared to Brent-linked grades, which may lead to a price war, Bloomberg has reported, citing an FGE analyst.

“There’s much cheaper crude, and a lot of it coming from the Middle East,” Grayson Lim, a senior oil analyst at the energy consultancy, told Bloomberg.

“Those Brent-linked cargoes will need to be offered at a huge discount for buyers in the [Asia] region to snap up the barrels,” he explained. “But if they’re heavily discounted, there’s a chance that Chinese buyers may come out to buy.”

The warning comes as OPEC+ prepares to start boosting production in response to higher oil prices and the prospect of improving oil demand. However, uncertainty remains heightened as the pandemic shows no signs of subsiding in many parts of the world, including in key markets such as India and the United States.
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On the supply side, however, there seems to be a clear upward tendency, with Iran ramping up production as it negotiates with the US the latter’s return to the nuclear deal, and with Saudi Arabia’s easing its voluntary 1-million-bpd output cut next month.

Other OPEC members, notably Iraq and the UAE, will also probably ramp up production quickly after signaling they were eager to start reversing the deep cuts.

Meanwhile, North Sea fields are entering maintenance season, which has reduced the availability of Brent-linked crude oil grades, pushing their prices higher. As a result, according to Lim, the spread between Middle Eastern and Brent-linked crude oil has widened to the most in more than 16 months, Bloomberg reports. With this kind of spread, producers of oil priced on the basis of Brent will need to start discounting their product to make it competitive with the Middle Eastern grades.

This article was originally published on Oilprice.com

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One dead after fiery 18-wheeler, car crash in east Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Those over the age of 40 can start signing up for COVID-19 vaccines through Austin Public Health this week, as the group works to expand access to the vaccine while also “prioritizing by age and risk of severe disease,” according to a release.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. all those over 40, plus those in 1A, 1B and 1C groups, childcare providers and educators can sign up. If there are more appointments, the sign up will open again on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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2 shot, 1 stabbed near east Austin park during Easter celebrations

AUSTIN (KXAN) — At least two people were shot and one person was reportedly stabbed near an east Austin park Sunday night, the Austin Police Department says.

Police received reports of at least one person shooting into a group of people at the 1600 block of Nash Hernandez Senior Road, which is close to Edward Rendon Park just east of downtown Austin, around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Police say there were several Easter related parties and picnics happening at the park at the time of the shooting. The suspected shooter left the scene before police arrived.

APD is interviewing a person of interest and have a vehicle description that they are working to confirm.

Austin-Travis County EMS said medics took one person to the hospital with serious potentially life-threatening injuries, and another person was driven to the hospital.

APD is searching the park for other victims and expects the park will be closed for several more hours.

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East End bar owner says doctors can't remove stray bullet from his abdomen

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An East End bar owner said he will have a bullet lodged inside his abdomen for the rest of his life, after a stray bullet went through the wall and wounded him while he was bartending.”If I had been bending down and reaching into the cooler just for a second or two more, it would have hit me in the head,” said John Sanchez from his hospital bed. “It really makes you think, just how quickly you could lose your life.”

Houston police say at least two people were involved in a gunfight in the parking lot outside St. Bernard’s Pub around 11:45 p.m. Friday.RELATED: Bartender, customer wounded when bullet rips through wall in Second Ward shooting[1]

As owners, employees, and customers were filling Easter baskets for an upcoming charity event, a bullet went through the wall and hit a customer.

“I was just in the middle of giving someone another drink,” Sanchez said. “All of a sudden, I see him, he’s grabbing and clutching his arm and his chest and he’s telling me, ‘I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot.’ I didn’t feel a thing.”

Sanchez only knew he had been hit when he saw blood on his shirt.”I didn’t believe it until I saw the blood. Then we called 911 and the paramedics came,” explained his wife Linda. “When I saw the shirt cut up, and I saw the blood pouring down, I believed it.”

“We just tried to apply pressure, locking the doors,” added employee Marisa Quirino. “We didn’t know if there was going to be a random shooter coming in. We didn’t know what was going on.”
At least one other bullet went through a METRO bus.

Another bullet hit a man who was riding his bicycle more than a mile away.

The bullet that hit John gave him a fractured rib and damaged liver.Doctors say it’s unsafe to remove, so it will remain in his body for the rest of his life.

“I feel bad. I can’t imagine or think that someone could find it in their heart knowing that people are here to even try to shoot at any angle and hurt somebody. I feel horrible,” Linda said.

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2 taken to the hospital after reported shooting in east Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two men were taken to the hospital after a reported shooting in east Austin Tuesday night.

The Austin Police Department says officers were called to Sherwyn Drive at 8:30 p.m. That’s east of U.S. Highway 183 in a neighborhood off East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Both victims were shot in the leg, according to police.

Austin-Travis County EMS says one of the men has serious injuries and the other “potentially serious” injuries. APD reports both were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center.

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Community leaders stand by decades-old car club tradition at east Austin's Chicano Park

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Community leaders are standing by a decades-old tradition in East Austin that is facing complaints from some neighbors at a new luxury apartment complex.

Mayor Steve Adler and other council members joined the car clubs that meet at Rendon Park on Sunday. Organizers say it’s been a tradition for generations to celebrate cars, music, family and culture in an area that’s known to many as Chicano Park.

However, a high-end apartment complex was built right next to where the car clubs meet.

Some new residents there started reporting noise issues, blocked roadways and large gatherings.

The car clubs say despite the complaints, this is a part of their culture that is not going away.

“We’ve had to deal with gentrification and we’ve had to deal with this development coming in and encroaching on our community,” says Bertha Rendon Delgado, a community organizer and president of the East Town Lake Citizen’s Association. “Those complaints should not be validated because we can’t complain, we have to find a way to embrace that.”

The Weaver apartment complex sent a statement to KXAN Sunday afternoon.

“The Weaver community understands and respects the importance of the weekly car club tradition in the East Austin community. As such, no one ever speaking on behalf of the property or property management has ever asked the car clubs to move or end their Sunday gatherings. We’ve reached out to our residents, car club organizers and East Austin leaders to facilitate better understanding and help find solutions that respect all involved.”

Read the full statement from the apartment complex below:

“The Weaver community understands and respects the importance of the weekly car club tradition in the East Austin community. As such, no one ever speaking on behalf of the property or property management has ever asked the car clubs to move or end their Sunday gatherings – nor are we aware of any resident doing so.  

A unique point of distinction between The Weaver and other complexes is its origins. It is part of the larger redevelopment of the RBJ Center site, which has the purpose of funding The Austin Geriatric Center’s mission to provide 500 affordable homes for seniors. We hope the community can understand the great lengths that went into gaining community support for the redevelopment’s vision, the need for affordable housing and the important role residents of The Weaver are playing to provide it. 

While a few of our residents, as well as other neighbors nearby, have complained about certain issues related to the gatherings, like noise levels and blocked roadways, it is important to note the quality-of-life concerns raised are similar to those often voiced whenever large, festive gatherings are held near homes, in Austin and beyond.  

We’ve reached out to our residents, car club organizers and East Austin leaders to facilitate better understanding and help find solutions that respect all involved.”
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Neighbors try to save burning man from car fire after crash in east Harris County

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) — Neighbors attempted to save a man who caught on fire after crashing his car in a ditch Saturday morning in east Harris County by dumping gallons of water on him.”We could not get the door open because the way the car was jammed into the ground,” said Shuntay Montgomery. ‘So, we couldn’t get it. But we had it opened up just enough to keep pouring water on top of his body.”

The crash happened in the 2600 block of Broad Street in the community of McNair around 9 a.m., according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Derrick Tyler, 34, was driving home from his job at a metal plate pipe yard when deputies said it appeared he fell asleep, veered off the road and landed nose-down in a ditch.

“She was pouring water over him while I was trying to open the doors, but we couldn’t get the doors open,” said Edgar Johnson, another neighbor. “He was hollering ‘Help me, help me’ but the car exploded. I couldn’t get to him.”

Three neighbors worked together. Johnson said he used a brick to try to break in through a window as Montgomery got the passenger side door cracked open.

A third woman, Keshla Montgomery, ran to her home bringing back gallons of water, recently purchased at the grocery store, to pour over Tyler.

The neighbors said they were working alone as the minutes passed by waiting for help.By the time firefighters came, the whole car was in flames, but we were here 45 minutes to an hour,” said Montgomery. “He was still living. Highlands Fire Department is only five minutes away from us.”

The Highlands Volunteer Fire Department told ABC 13 they arrived 14 minutes after being dispatched.

Chief Harvey Little said they are mutual aid and only service the small community of McNair when the McNair Volunteer Fire Department doesn’t respond first.

ABC13 went by the McNair fire station just a block away from the car crash.

A man who lives across the street from the station said there are no active members affiliated with the volunteer fire department, and they have not been operational for more than a year.The revelation leaves questions about whether or not time was wasted waiting on a defunct fire department that never responded.

When asked on scene about concerns over the response time, Lt. Kim Fonville with the Harris Co. Sherriff’s Office said it’s under investigation.

ABC13 spoke with Tyler’s stepdad who said Tyler was a well-known DJ and rapper known as Lil D.

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Person killed in rollover crash on Cameron Road in east Travis County

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An overnight (mainly dry) cold front has really kicked up the winds this morning. Temperatures feel chilly to exposed skin because of the wind, but they’re only about 5 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. The gusty north winds will be the main weather story for today, perfect for the kite festival.

The gusty north winds will be sustained out of the north around 20 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph later in the day. This front has also replaced the muggy, humid air yesterday with dry and comfortable air today.

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Man shot in east Austin; police searching for suspect

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police officers are looking for a suspect after one man was shot Saturday afternoon.

Austin-Travis County EMS took him to a local trauma center with critical life-threatening injuries.

The call to 6601 Bradley Drive, which is northwest of the Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt, came in to police just before 5 p.m.

At last check, Austin police did not have a description for the suspect. It is unknown if the suspect and victim knew each other.

KXAN will update this story as more information becomes available.

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