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‘She was so wonderful’: Family of 27-year-old mother killed in shooting at birthday party remembers her

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HOUSTON – A 27-year-old mother died, and three others were injured in a shooting outside of a bar in Third Ward in Houston on Sunday, the Houston Police Department said.

HPD said it happened outside the Legends Lounge in the 4900 block of Griggs Road next to a gas station around 1:45 a.m., and many of those involved were at the location for a birthday party.

When police first arrived, dozens of witnesses were outside.

Detectives said this started when a man made inappropriate comments to women inside the lounge then an argument broke out.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the lounge, and about 20 people were outside. At least three people fired guns. Two women and two men were shot.

The victim was Alexandria Wright, who had a 7-year-old son who loved her dearly. The three other people, who were injured were hospitalized.

KPRC 2′s Corley Peel spoke to Wright’s mother.

“Oh she’s a fire. That’s my girl. That’s my girl. She was so wonderful. She was a pistol,” Wright’s mother said through tears. She wished to remain anonymous.

Authorities believe the suspected shooter is a man in his 30s, and they are still searching for him.

Wright’s mother is asking for people to help them find the shooter to bring their family closure. You can contact HPD at 713-308-3600.

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