HOUSTON TX June 9 2021 – Houston police are investigating a shooting they said left five people injured at a hookah lounge on Washington Avenue Tuesday.
Investigators said the shooter fired a rifle around 1:45 a.m. outside the Azuza Hookah Bar and Lounge.
Authorities said victims Roderick Sims, 21, Rashad Samples, 26, Joey Perryman, 20, and Lauren Ehlers, 28, all suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
A fifth victim, Yevette Cano, 21, suffered gunshot fragments to the arm.
Police said they are all expected to recover from their injuries.
According to investigators, a security guard at the bar had denied access to three men. It is believed, in retaliation, they returned to the club and shot at the location, striking the victims. The men were inside a black sedan, police said.
Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.