Woman shot in head during Texas City home invasion


A 34-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday after she was shot in the head during a home invasion at a Texas City apartment complex, law officers said.

The shooting happened about 1 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Texas Avenue, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was shot in the right side of the head with a semi-automatic handgun, according to the sheriff’s office. She was rushed to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston where she underwent surgery, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators could offer few details about the events surrounding the break-in and shooting on Monday morning. No descriptions of suspects were available, according to Galveston Sheriff’s Office Lt. James Roy.

No one had been arrested in connection to the shooting as of Monday afternoon, Roy said.

Two other people also were inside the apartment at the time, but only the woman was injured, Roy said.

A message left for the managers of the apartment complex was not returned on Monday.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting because Texas City’s detectives are occupied with investigating the killing of three children at a different apartment complex Thursday.

Police in the city have been taxed by a spate of violent crimes in recent weeks, including the apartment killings and the fatal shooting of a hotel employee during a robbery on Dec. 23.

On Monday police also were helping to organize a search for a 7-year-old Xavion Young, who had been missing since noon Sunday.

— John Wayne Ferguson


Homeowner assistance program set to host fair

The Texas Homeowner Assistance Program and the city of Dickinson will host an application fair for homeowners still in need of Hurricane Harvey recovery aid from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Dickinson City Hall, 4403 state Highway 3.

The program offers qualified homeowners assistance to repair, rehabilitate or rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Application coordinators and program representatives will be available for assistance and to answer questions. The process should take 30 minutes to complete, and homeowners are encouraged — but not required — to call 844-893-8937 to schedule an appointment.

For more information, visit recovery.texas.gov/hap.

— Angela Wilson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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