Six shot at Stafford Ice House.
Early Saturday morning, Saturday, December 18, at 2:16 am, Stafford Police were notified of a shooting at the Stafford Ice House. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered victim’s with several injuries; two fatally wounded. The crime scene is located at 3230 South Main near the intersection of FM 1092/Murphy Road.
According to police spokesman Raphael Virata, when officers arrived on the scene they found six gunshot victims and one person with severe facial injuries believed to have been sustained during a physical altercation. Two of the shooting victims succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene, said Virata.
Other victims were taken to hospitals via air and ground ambulance; two were in critical condition.
Virata said the preliminary investigation indicates that an argument between family members and associates occurred resulting in the ejection of one group from the bar.
Later that same night, the ejected group returned. According to Virata, when they returned at least one began shooting as they entered the bar. The suspects, a collection of local family members, reportedly left the scene in a red GMC pickup and a beige Cadillac. The suspects have been identified and warrants are being sought according to authorities. When asked if gang activity was believed to have been a part of the incident Virata said, “No”.
As the investigation is still ongoing Stafford police have declined to release any further information. At press time no arrests have been made. However, they asked that anyone with information about this crime to contact Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS or Stafford Detective Mutchler at 281-261-3950.
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