Texas cops say custody exchange turned violent with 3 shots fired


Three people were shot Wednesday, Nov. 23, during a child custody exchange in Houston, Texas, police said.

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A child custody exchange turned violent Wednesday, Nov. 23, with three people shot and killed, Texas police said.

The shooting happened around 8:00 p.m. outside a home in northeast Houston.

The woman was accompanied by her boyfriend when they went to see her ex-boyfriend in exchange for his child, KPRC reports.

The ex-boyfriend and the current boyfriend started a fight and the woman’s boyfriend pulled out a gun and opened fire, informed the HOU. The reasons for the fight remained unclear.

The ex-boyfriend, his mother and his brother were all there shot down reported to KTRK in the police.

They were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. the police said.

After the shooting, the woman and her boyfriend left and were not caught, KPRC reported.

Police officials told KHOU that the child involved in the exchange was not injured.

Mike Stanson covers the news in real time for McClatchy. A 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University, he previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and at the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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