Constable reports home shot for second time
Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap has provided details on a shooting which happened late Sunday in the 1900 block of Emerald Green, near George Bush Park.
Heap’s office reports that a Muslim family resides in the home, which is located about a mile from a nearby mosque which was shot at in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 14.
According to Heap’s office, the shooting at the home happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. The “shots were reported from the bayou area behind the residence. Several rounds struck the back of the home but nobody inside was injured.”
Heap reports that no arrests have been made but the investigation, which is in its early stages, is ongoing. The constable reports that a “ladder and aluminum baseball bat were found behind the victim’s back fence and may provide a clue as to who shot at the house.”
This is not the first shooting at the home.
Heap reported that a drive-by shooting occurred at the same address on Christmas Day. About 7 p.m. Dec. 25, 2018, an “occupant in the passenger seat of a dark sports car fired several shots at this residence. No one was hurt in this incident either.”
Precinct 5 investigators are examining if the two shootings are related.
Heap’s office reports that the “victims are Muslim Americans, so Precinct 5 is working together with the Sheriff’s Office to determine if the shootings were potentially racially motivated.”
Investigators are looking into whether these attacks are related to a recent theft from the victim’s garage and a drive-by shooting at the nearby mosque. The latest incident has not yet been classified as a hate crime.
Heap asks that anyone who has any information regarding this investigation should call the 24-hour dispatch line at 281-463-6666 or submit tips at https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips.