Two people were shot in the Greatwood community late Thursday, but police say the victims won’t help in the search for the shooters.
The victims, identified as two Rosenberg men ages 18 and 19, were taken to a hospital and were listed in stable condition early Friday, the Sugar Land Police reported. Authorities said Sugar Land PD received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Briar Bend Drive around 9:30 p.m.
“Before officers could arrive, a shooting occurred,” said police department spokesman Doug Adolph.
He said the two people in the vehicle were shot by one or more persons. One of the victims was taken to a hospital by ambulance and the other victim by helicopter. They are expected to survive, Adolph said. Sugar Land police, Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies and area constables set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and searched for the suspects for three hours without success, Adolph said.
Greatwood residents were warned via text message from Sugar Land PD to stay indoors during the search: “SHOOTING: There is a heavy police presence in the Greatwood Subdivision including K-9 and helicopter assistance. Police Officers are searching for two shooting suspects who are on foot. Please stay indoors and report any suspicious activity immediately to the Sugar Land Police Department by calling 911.”
Adolph said the victims were the intended targets.
“We have not been able to come up with a motive yet but we know the shooting was not random,” he said. He said the men have no connection with the Greatwood community: no friends or family who live there.
Adolph said Sugar Land detectives interviewed the men in the hospital and they refused to discuss the shooting.
“They won’t cooperate with our officers, probably because officers found a large amount of marijuana in their vehicle,” he said. He said Sugar Land PD detectives and officers are still searching for the suspect or suspects.
“This is still an active investigation,” he said. “Our investigators believe the shooting was probably the result of a drug deal gone bad.”
Adolph said investigators are recanvassing the neighborhood in hopes of obtaining security camera video of the suspects. He said investigators are asking homeowners and businesses to check their security video to see if it captured the shooting.
Adolph said officers are also checking the security video captured by cameras used by the Greatwood community.
Anyone with information on the shooting may contact Sugar Land PD at 281-275-2500.