Unidentified Male Drive-By Victim, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 169

A drive-by shooting at a far westside nightclub left an 18-year-old man dead early Saturday morning, police say.

The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of family members, was walking in the parking lot of the Royal Palace party hall in the 11900 block of Bissonnet about 1 a.m. Saturday, HPD says.

"A beige or gray sports utility vehicle, believed to be a GMC Envoy or Chevrolet Trailblazer, drove by and several shots were fired from the driver's side window," police say. "The victim was fatally struck."

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooter "is described only as a Hispanic male, 18 to 20 years of age," police say.

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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