Deputies: Gunman fired 50 shots at woman

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A parent driving location from enactment who was changeable and killed successful her store astatine a location successful the Katy country Tuesday greeting was targeted by astir 50 gunshots, deputies said.

Harris County sheriff's deputies responded to the location successful the 18700 artifact of Appletree Hill Lane astir 5:25 a.m.

That's wherever they recovered a 31-year-old Valeesha Duncan dormant with aggregate gunshot wounds successful the garage.

"She was a bully person. Really sweet, precise kind," said Timothy Richard, a long-time person of Duncan and the begetter of her son. "Something similar this is crazy, it's ever happening to bully people."

@HCSOTexas units responded to the 18000 blk of Appletree Hill Ln. Preliminary info: an big pistillate has been changeable aggregate times and pronounced deceased. It appears she pulled up successful her store erstwhile chartless suspect(s) opened fire. Investigators are enroute. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/BBtjzXT2vk

— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 17, 2021

Richard and different household members spent hours astatine the transgression scene, hoping to get much information. Deputies said Duncan's car, which was parked successful the garage, had galore slug holes.

"She was supposedly coming [home] from work," Major Susan Cotter said. "She works astatine a gentlemen's nine successful the Galleria area."

Neighbors were startled awake by the dependable of the gunshots.

"I consciousness harmless surviving here. I ne'er interest astir closing my eyes," said neighbour and artifact skipper Rhonda Thorton, who ne'er expected this. "We mostly person conscionable a fewer things going on, possibly unlocked cars getting breached into, thing getting stolen retired of a garage, but different than that, thing similar this."

Deputies are investigating each lead, but bash not fishy this to beryllium a lawsuit of home violence. They are not adjacent definite if Duncan was the intended people oregon possibly idiosyncratic other who lives astatine the house. They are asking for much surveillance video but said a superior probe showed a dark-colored sedan leaving the scene.

Investigators judge determination was lone 1 shooter involved.

"At this point, we're waiting connected a hunt warrant of the residence truthful we tin behaviour a afloat hunt of that house," Cotter said.

"That was my friend, my champion friend. We person a kid together," said Richard.

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