Tragic Incident at Pearland Flea Market Claims Child’s Life – A horrifying incident occurred at Cole’s Flea Market in Pearland, Texas, resulting in the untimely death of a child due to a shooting on Sunday. Pearland Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Chad Rogers, revealed that the distressing event took place at approximately 5:34 p.m. on N. Main Street.
Rogers disclosed that among the five victims involved in the shooting, three were adults, and the other two were children, with their precise ages remaining undisclosed. All the injured individuals have been transferred to nearby medical facilities. Tragically, one of the children succumbed to their injuries, while the conditions of the other victims remain unknown.
Shooting investigation in the 1000 Block of N Main, Pearland, TX. Media staging will be 1928 N Main in the parking lot. PIO we be there.
— Pearland Police (@PearlandPD) November 13, 2023
According to Rogers, the shooting was a result of a disturbance between two individuals that escalated into gunfire. The intense exchange of gunfire does not seem to be a targeted attack specifically aimed at the flea market, as revealed by Rogers.
At present, no suspects have been apprehended, and authorities have urged anyone with pertinent information to come forward, encouraging them to contact their tip line at 281-997-5828 for assistance in ongoing investigations
As the investigation continues, Rogers emphasized that the cooperation of witnesses is crucial in resolving the case. Rogers urged the community to stand together in the face of this tragedy, stating, “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.”
The Houston Police Department and Harris County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office are collaborating with Pearland Police in managing the aftermath of the situation. As the area is still an active scene, the public has been advised to avoid the vicinity. Furthermore, Highway 35 is temporarily shut down from Knapp Road to Beltway 8 during the course of the investigation.
It is a heart-wrenching incident that has left the Pearland community in a state of shock and disbelief as they grapple with the aftermath of this traumatic event.
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