Authorities said a child has died after a shooting at a flea market in Pearland Sunday.
According to Chad Rogers, Public Information Officer for the Pearland Police Department, the shooting happened at Cole’s Flea Market in the 1000 block of N. Main Street at approximately 5:34 p.m.
Rogers said there were a total of five victims, three adults and two children. Rogers did not have an exact age for the victims.
Everyone who was injured has been transported to area hospitals. Rogers said one of the juvenile victims has since died. The rest of the victim’s conditions are unknown.
Rogers said there was a disturbance between two people and that resulted in gunfire.
“I’m not sure if they both had firearms, if one person had firearms, I do not know the number of rounds that were fired, but it appears as though it was two subjects that got involved in a disturbance and that’s what resulted in the shooting,” Rogers said.
He said the shooting does not appear to be a targeted attack on the flea market.
Rogers said currently, no one is in custody. They are asking if anyone saw something to call their tip line at 281-997-5828.
“If you saw something, heard something and you need to let us know, please call that number and help our investigators out,” Rogers said.
The Houston Police Department and Harris County Precinct 2 Constable’s are assisting Pearland Police in the response.
Rogers said investigators are interviewing witnesses as they try to get more information about the shooting.
“This is not anything that happens in Pearland, this is extremely tragic anytime someone is a victim of gun violence, especially in our community, this does not happen here in Pearland,” he said.
Police said this is still an active scene and asked the public to please stay away from the area.
Police said Highway 35 has reopened after being closed due to the investigation.