HPD searches for suspects involved in shooting outside of NW Harris County sports bar

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities are looking for three men responsible for a shooting outside of a sports bar has left one woman dead and one man critically injured in northwest Harris County Sunday morning.

Officials said the shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Chulas Sports Cantina on 17125 Tomball Parkway.

According to HPD, two groups of people had a “verbal disturbance” inside the bar that lead to the deadly shooting outside.

During the disturbance, deputies said Aluxes Mares, 20, was shot in her head and transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she died.

James Butanda, 26, was also with the woman and was shot in the chest area. He was transported to the hospital and is currently in critical condition.

As of now, HPD says no one is in custody for the shootings, however, they are looking for three suspects that were involved.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone who has information on the identities or whereabouts of the men is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.


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