The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says that a 2-year-old boy was shot to death and two other men were wounded in a robbery in Spring.
The shooting happened late last night in the 2800 block of Trailing Vine in a neighborhood not far from Cypresswood and the Hardy Toll Road.
The child has been identified as Ivory West Jr. Deputies say his father was sitting in his open garage with with the little boy and a friend when they were approached by two men. The men immediately opened fire on the three. The toddler was killed, the father was shot around nine or ten times in the chest, and the father’s friend was shot in the leg, authorities said.
The father was transported to a hospital via Life Flight. His condition is unknown.
The suspects are described as two black men between the ages of 25 and 30. They are believed to be around 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 10 inches tall and last seen wearing red and black hoodies. Deputies said the shooting looked to be a very deliberate act, and not just a random shooting.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has asked the public to call 713-221-6000 or call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS to offer tips.