The incident happening just after 2:15 a.m. in southeast Houston near the Gulf Freeway and Redford Street.
Houston police said this shooting involved two male juveniles. The teens, all between ages 12 and 16 were walking on the sidewalk outside of an apartment complex on the 1200 block of Redford Street when police said a masked suspect ran by and started shooting at the teens.
One of the teens, who is 16 years old, was shot in the chest. He was transported to the hospital and was in critical condition, now upgraded to stable condition, police said.
A second teen, age 14, was shot in the leg and back and is in critical but stable condition, police said.
A third 16-year-old teen was shot in the leg and foot, but he was able to run away and was picked up by a car and was transported to the hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition. All three teens are expected to survive, police said.
Police said they do not know what prompted the shooting, but they are investigating the incident. They believe the teens were targeted.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.