HOUSTON — Social media has once again led to the death and injuries of multiple teenagers in the local Houston area for the second time last week.
Early Saturday morning, shots were fired outside of a home located on the 4400 block of Tiffany in southwest Houston.
The house party, which was promoted on the social media platform Instagram, was attended mostly by teenagers between the ages of 16-18 years old.
Midway through the party, unidentified men arrived on the scene and began to stir up drama. The result was deadly.
Gunfire began at around midnight, with between 25-30 gun shots being released according to neighbors. One of the neighbors was 18 year old Jasmone Goudeau, who recently graduated from Bellaire High School.
“He just started shooting and we all ducked in the car,” Goudeau told the Houston Chronicle.
The incident left three party goers injured, and one dead. The victim who died was later identified as 17-year-old Yates High School senior Braveon Terry, who was shot in the chest.
Goudeau, who had hidden in her vehicle once the mayhem started, came out to discover a body laying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people.
“I got down and I was checking his breathing rate, his respiratories, and they were faint, but they were there,” Godeau told KTRK. “So we started talking to him and it seemed like it helped because I could hear him swallowing and trying to breathe more.”
She then returned to her vehicle for her safety, as well as to check on her sister who had glass located in her face. As far as the victim goes, his family is said to be grieving the loss of their loved one.
When asked about the result of the party, the host had no comment.
The shooter has not yet been identified, and anyone with information is asked to call HPD Homicide or Crime Stoppers.
Image by James Nielson, Houston Chronicle.