2 Killed, 16 Wounded at Houston-Area House Party

CNS News, November 10, 2013

A house party in suburban Houston to celebrate a girl’s 18th birthday erupted into gunfire that killed two teens, wounded many others, and caused some partygoers to flee for their lives through second-story windows, authorities said Sunday.

Saturday’s party in Cypress, an unincorporated area about 25 miles northwest of Houston, was promoted openly on several social media sites and drew more than 100 people, most of them 17- to 19-year-olds, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said. The birthday girl’s mother attended the party at her home.

He said people were apparently dancing in the home at about 11 p.m. when someone fired a pistol in the air in celebration. In the ensuing confusion, someone else began firing into the crowd, causing people to stream into the narrow street, Garcia said.

Partygoer Shaniqua Brown—who said she heard about the party through Instagram, a photo-sharing app and website—told The Associated Press it “was not rowdy at all.” She said she first heard gunshots in the house and they continued outside as people fled and sought cover.

After giving varying reports of how many people were injured, authorities clarified Sunday that 20 people were hurt, including 16 who were wounded by gunfire—two critically—and four others who suffered injuries while trying to flee.

The two people killed, one an 18-year-old boy and the other a 16-year-old girl, were students at Cypress Springs High School, Garcia said.

He said investigators were seeking two suspected gunmen—one of whom is believed to be about 17 years old and the other who is thought to be about 22.


Mariah Boulden, who said it was her birthday party, said the bouncer patted people down as they entered the home. Two men refused to be searched and walked away, but they apparently hopped a neighbor’s fence and entered through a back gate.


Pools of blood were visible outside the two-story brick home Sunday, and the garage door was bent after people had pushed it upward while trying to escape.

Sheriff’s spokesman Thomas Gilliland said that when deputies first arrived at the home about 25 miles northwest of Houston, they were met by “mass chaos” and “kids were literally everywhere.” He said witnesses reported partygoers jumping from the second floor in their scramble to flee.



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  • Voice of Reason

    Yawn. A few melanin enhanced took dirt naps also at birfday parties in GA and AZ. Seems to be a normal weekend ritual.

  • What sort of creep takes a gun to a girl’s birthday party? We’re all “equal” now, or something like that, after all.

  • dd121

    Calm down everybody, they were just celebrating diversity.

    • Brian

      I know what will fix this…a ‘stop the violence’ rally at Chuck E. Cheese.

  • Those darn “teens” and their zany antics.

  • JohnEngelman

    Imagine what the 1969 Woodstock festival would have been like if 400,000 young blacks gathered for a rock concert.

    • The National Guard could have put that down in three or four days, if they had a few tanks and lots of ammo.

    • Jefferson

      The reason there were not that many Bantus at Woodstock in 1969 is because the musical acts who were performing there. The vast majority of Bantus are not fans of Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, The Who, The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, The Rascals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, etc.

      That is creepy as Cracker music right there and Bantus can not relate to it. You see the differences between Bantus and Caucasians is not strictly limited to just melanin alone, there is also a HUGE cultural difference between the 2 races.

      The type of music that was played at Woodstock, is not the same type of music that you hear on B.E.T.

      • JohnEngelman

        The few blacks at Woodstock were safer than they would have been at a gathering of an equal number of blacks.

        • Jefferson

          As a concert promoter if you want your music concert to attract a very larger number of Bantus, than you have to bring in music acts like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, etc.

          • JohnEngelman

            And then you better have as many police officers as concert goers.

          • Jefferson

            Or the navy seals. A predominantly Bantu rap concert is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be in. Because 9 times out of 10 violence will break out.

        • skara_brae

          That’s right. And a couple of months later at Altamont the one twit waving a gun around, just prior to getting pool-cued by the Angels, was the guy in the lime green polyester suit with the blonde girlfriend. Black of course.

  • Puggg

    A ghetto black turned 18. Nothing good ever happens for it.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Was It a increase the peace dance hall party? That always seems like a good time. Got to go to one soon.

    • Spartacus

      You misspelled “piece” .

  • The late news is that the initial gunfire was not celebratory, but aimed at one or more specific people. Which, considering that the house was full of Bellcurvii, is not surprising.

    Also, two of the high schools that most of these partygoers attend are going to be on a near state of lockdown for this coming school week, because the school authorities and the cops are worried about retaliation.

    Remember when Houston was part of Dixie?

  • Magician

    What kind of morons bring pistols to a teenage girl’s birthday party

    • IstvanIN

      The same morons who bring them to funerals, baby showers, barbeques, etc.

      • MBlanc46

        Don’t forget the anti-violence marches and vigils.

  • OhWow

    Black mass shootings…yet another thing people think is rare because it goes unreported nationally. In the past few months I believe there were at least 5 incidents where blacks were mass shooters i.e. 3 or more people shot. But no, the media wants us to think it’s just whitey who does that.

    • MBlanc46

      I do believe that there is a difference. With whites, it’s always a seriously disturbed individual who finally snaps. With blacks, it’s almost always either gang related, or someone who has been “disrespected”. It’s an extreme anomaly with whites, whereas with blacks, it’s just TNB.

  • Spartacus

    What’s the number 1 rule ?

  • libertarian1234

    “Partygoer Shaniqua Brown—who said she heard about the party through Instagram, a photo-sharing app and website—told The Associated Press it “was not rowdy at all.”

    “White people exaggerate EVERYTHING about black people,” she added.

    “With 16 injured and 2 killed, it was a LOT more civilized than an ambush in Afghanistan.”

    • Whitetrashgang

      Yes black people are not violent they just appeare that way

  • deadindenver

    Bouncers doing pat downs at an 18 year girls house party says it all. They know there own nature well but it still happens.

  • MBlanc46

    Those Negroes sure do know how to par-tay.

  • negrolocaust

    rodney king

  • redfeathers

    Another birthday party gone wrong.

  • Juan Outtamany

    Were the birthday girl’s grand kids hurt?

  • GOD

    These stories always brighten up my day.

  • saxonsun

    And Bryant Park is a safe park–I was surprised. Bad pennies turn up everywhere.

  • GOD

    I always notice that when black violence is submitted on Youtube, there are many “thumbs down”. It’s not the blacks, it’s the liberals who are bothered by seeing the truth. No question about it.