Friendswood police Wednesday were investigating a shooting that occurred late Tuesday night that was sparked by an argument about smoking at a park basketball court.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 11:30 p.m. at Stevenson Park in the 1100 block of South Friendswood Drive, officials said.

Police found a 25-year-old League City man with a minor cut on his knee, officials said. The League City man refused transportation to the hospital.

Witnesses said two men, who had been confronted about smoking cigarettes at the basketball court, returned later with four to six other men, police said.

One of the men then allegedly threw a cigarette in another man’s face and assaulted him while others at the basketball court tried to break up the fight, police said.

Two men then allegedly fired shots into the air, police said.

One of the men allegedly pointed a gun at another man’s head and threatened to kill him, police said.

The group then fled the court back to their car, but fired a shot into the group at the basketball court, hitting the 25-year-old man in the knee, police said.

The men were last seen getting into a white four-door passenger car and a silver passenger car, police said.

Friendswood police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 281-996-3300.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230;



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Stewart Thompson

No description of the perps?

Randy Chapman

No description provided, and you know why. I saw the view from above via helicopter.

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