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Jessie Shepherd, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 197

One man was killed and another injured when a group of attackers fired shots at them near downtown last night, Houston police say.

Jessie Shepherd, 24, was shot in the 2200 block of Briley southeast of downtown about 10:35 p.m., HPD says. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub. A 28-year-old man found with him was taken to Memorial Hermann with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Witnesses reported five unknown male suspects, with their faces covered, were involved in the shooting and fled the scene on foot northbound on Briley," HPD says. "The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time."

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

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