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Houston Fourth of July Celebration Turns Fatal: Child Among Wounded in Shooting That Killed Three

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A Fourth of July celebration turned deadly when three or four armed men rolled up to a home where many had gathered to watch fireworks and opened fire, killing three men and wounding a child and another man.

According to the Houston Police Department, the crowd was gathered on Robin Street near Wilson in the historic Freedmen's Town neighborhood in the Fourth Ward, watching the Freedom Over Texas display and also setting off their own fireworks. When the suspects showed up around 10:30 p.m., they apparently were only targeting one man, but ended up striking five.

All three men who died were in their twenties, and the child was ten years old. The ten-year-old and the other injured man were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police do not have any suspects in custody, and are yet to determine any motive in the deadly crime.

Over the holiday weekend, a total of six people, including these three men, were shot to death across Houston. One victim was as young as 18.

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