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Suspects still at large in University Club apartment complex shooting

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Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013 01:01

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George Mattingly | The Houstonian

Three to four suspects are still missing after allegedly robbing a residence apartment on Sunday. One resident was shot and is now in stable condition. Three others were treated for minor injuries.

One victim is in stable condition after being allegedly shot in the leg at University Club Apartments at 2435 Montgomery Road on Jan 14. According to Lieutenant Curt Landrum of the Huntsville Police Department there have been no arrests but the suspects are believed to be driving a blue Volkswagon four door vehicle, possibly a Passat, with a spare “donut” tire and wheel.


The victim who was shot was Lifeflighted to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston and is in stable condition.  The other injured victims were treated and released at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, according to Landrum.


According to Landrum three or four suspects, at least one with a handgun, allegedly entered a residence and ordered the occupants to the ground.


“The suspects went through the residence looking through cabinets and drawers in an apparent attempt to locate items to steal,” Landrum stated in a press release.

The suspects allegedly shot one of the residents in the right upper leg area, while other occupants were struck with either fists or possibly a gun causing moderate injuries, according to Landrum.


“Because of the suspects’ use of a deadly weapon in this crime, the offense is enhanced to Aggravated Robbery,” Landrum said.


According to Landrum, aggravated robbery is a first degree felony and is punishable by five to 99 years, or life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

“We at the Huntsville Police Department are asking for help from the community in solving this crime,” Landrum said. “We are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense to contact the Huntsville Police Department or Crimestoppers.”


Call HPD at (936) 291-5480 and Crimestoppers at (936) 294-9494 with any information regarding this offense.

 

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