4

Delfino Hernandez, 18, Second Murder on Same Block Within a Month, Bayou Body Count No. 187

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

For the second time in a little over a month, a man has been killed in the 12600 block of Huntington Venture Drive.

Delfino Hernandez, 18, was shot about 10:50 p.m. on November 20 as he sat in a car out on the west side.

Police say another car "containing four Hispanic males pulled alongside. One of the males in the sedan exchanged words with Hernandez and his friends. At that time, one of the suspects then fired a shotgun one time at the car Hernandez was in, striking him in the head."

Hernandez was taken to the hospital, where he died November 25.

On October 23, the body of a man who had been shot to death was found in the same block. Hernandez was also the fourth teen to be murdered in a one-week period this month.

Anyone with information about the Hernandez case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.