PEARLAND, Texas (KIAH) — Two children and three other people were shot at a Pearland flea market on Sunday, and one child later died at a hospital, police said.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Cole’s Flea Market at 1014 North Main St. in the Pearland area about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the Pearland Police Department posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The five victims include a 10-year-old boy, who was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, who was pronounced dead, Pearland police said on Monday. A 14-year-old girl and a 37-year-old man were taken to local hospitals, and both are in stable condition. All three victims were bystanders in the shooting.
Two teenage boys, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, were also injured, but police are investigating if they were involved in the shooting. The 16-year-old is in surgery while the 18-year-old is in stable condition, police said.
The shooting happened after an argument between two people who did not know each other, Officer Chad Rogers said in an evening news conference. The two people exchanged gunfire inside the market, police said.
One suspect was still at large, police said. They didn’t immediately give details on the second shooter.
Crime scene investigators and detectives are still at the scene. No charges have yet been filed.
If you know anything you’re asked to call the Pearland Police Department’s Tip Line at 281-997-4211.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.