Rooftop gunman kills two in Houston ambush


HOUSTON (KPRC) — Houston police are searching for a gunman who shot four people, killing two, from a rooftop perch Thursday evening, KPRC reports.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said it all began when two groups of people got into an argument a few days ago and decided to meet at the location of the shooting Thursday.

When the groups started arriving, a gunman who was perched on top of a nearby roof opened fire with a high-powered rifle, according to Acevedo.

“I’m getting tired of going to the scenes and seeing young people die. A coward decided to go on a rooftop and wait for them and gun them down as if they were deer,” Acevedo said.

Four people were struck by gunfire; a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were killed. Another man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and an 18-year-old woman was shot in the knee.

“They were here to kill people. And they were going to kill as many as they could. It’s probably a miracle they didn’t kill all of them,” nearby resident Johnny Perry said.

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