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Security guard shot in shopping mall parking lot in SE Houston

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HOUSTON – Police are currently searching for a suspect who they say shot a security guard in the parking lot of a shopping mall in southeast Houston.

According to officials, officers responded to a call about a shooting near Fuqua and the Gulf Freeway a little after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, August 22nd.

Houston Police state a man and woman reportedly got into a disagreement in a bar where they were asked to leave due to the commotion.

According to investigators, once out in the parking lot a security guard approached the couple that is when the man allegedly shot the guard in the leg.

Police state the couple fled the scene, but the female and the vehicle were discovered close by, police are still searching for the male suspect.

The security guard was transported to a local area hospital and is expected to survive from his injuries.

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