Two men were shot and killed at a gas station in north Harris County, Texas. Three masked men ambushed the men while they were sitting in their vehicle at the pump and opened fire with AR-15-type weapons. The driver and a passenger died at the scene, while the third passenger was injured and is expected to survive. The suspects fled in a white sedan. The incident is under investigation and authorities are asking for any information about the case.
“The style of this attack, being an ambush, obviously raises a serious concern. In fact, we’re very concerned. Recently, on FM-1960, we had another incident with more than 50 shots being fired there. So, we want to make sure that we’re being watchful. We don’t know who these individuals are,” Gonzalez said.
Source: ABC 13 Houston
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If you have any information about this case, authorities urge you to contact the Harris County Sherriff’s Office at 713-274-9100. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip, or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.
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Source: ABC13 Houston
What are ‘AR-15-type’ weapons?
AR-15-type weapons are semi-automatic rifles that have been designed to look and function like the military’s M16 rifle. They are among the most popular firearms in the United States, and have been used in many mass shootings. These weapons are equipped with a variety of features, including adjustable stocks, pistol grips, flash suppressors, and bayonet lugs. They are capable of firing rounds at a fast rate, making them highly lethal when used in a mass shooting situation.
Are there any laws in place that restrict access to ‘AR-15-type’ weapons?
In the United States, there are various laws in place that limit access to AR-15-type weapons. These laws vary from state to state, but generally speaking, they require potential buyers to pass a background check and be of legal age. Some states also have additional restrictions such as banning certain types of magazines or requiring a permit for the purchase of an AR-15-type weapon. Additionally, some states have enacted laws that restrict access to these weapons in certain places such as schools or government buildings. It is important to research the specific laws in your state before attempting to purchase an AR-15-type weapon.
What steps can be taken to ensure similar AR15 attacks do not happen again?
In light of the recent AR15 attacks, it is important to take steps to make sure that similar incidents do not occur again. There are a few key steps that can be taken to ensure greater safety and security in public places. These include increasing background checks on gun owners, implementing stronger gun laws, and creating more effective mental health services. Additionally, it is important to create better security measures in public places such as schools and malls. By taking these steps, we can help reduce the risk of future AR15 attacks occurring again.
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