Police did not have any indication early Friday that the two shootings were related, Jimenez said.
There is an ongoing debate on the effects of gentrification in Houston’s historically black Third Ward.
“Probably in five years, you won’t refer to this as Third Ward,” Gite says.
“This will be a whole different area.” Indeed, if the current trend continues, the Third Ward will be much more ethnically diverse but also wealthier in a few years.
“And I would hate to see that get lost in the shuffle.” Edith Selgary lives in low-income housing.
She is sad to see the Third Ward’s demographic change.
He considers his business a stronghold in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Friday's shooting comes just 24 hours after a shooting at a convenience store across the street that left a 26-year-old man injured.
In that case, the man was standing in the parking lot of the store, in the 2700 block of Alabama, at about a.m.
One reason was to be closer to Benford’s workplace downtown.
“But also the demographic of the area, because in our workplaces, we are in majority workplaces,” Benford says.