Houston police are investigating the shooting of a woman at 4718 Lockwood Drive about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday (November 23).
The victim, Cynthia Joyce Gilmore, 43, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer M. Deleon reported:
Ms. Gilmore and a female suspect got into a verbal argument after Gilmore started a fire inside a convenience store at the above address and the suspect extinguished it. During the argument, the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at Gilmore. Both women then went back inside the store and continued to argue.
The argument escalated to a physical fight during which the suspect fired the gun and struck Gilmore in the chest. The suspect, described only as a black female, fled the scene in an unknown direction. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Gilmore to the hospital.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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