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Suspect wanted after 10-year-old killed, 4 injured in shootout at Pearland flea market, police say

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities are searching for at least one gunman after a mass shooting at a Pearland flea market killed a 10-year-old boy over the weekend.

The child was one of two juveniles who were shot – a 14-year-old girl was also hurt in the shooting.

Pearland police identified 18-year-old David Negrete as one of the suspects and released the following images:

The shooting happened at Cole’s Antique Village and Flea Market in the 10000 block of North Main in Brazoria County shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found five people shot.

All five victims were taken to area hospitals, where the 10-year-old boy was later pronounced dead.

On Monday morning, Pearland police confirmed a 14-year-old girl and a 37-year-old man, who has since been released from the hospital, were among the bystanders injured.

The 14-year-old is expected to be OK.

Authorities said a 16-year-old and 18-year-old were also shot and taken to area hospitals. Police are still working to determine how the two were involved in the shooting.

ORIGINAL REPORT: 1 dead, 4 injured after disturbance leads to gunfire at Pearland-area market on Sunday, police say

Child dead, 4 injured following gunfire at Pearland area flea-marketAccording to police, two people, unfamiliar to each other, reportedly got into an argument and exchanged gunfire amongst the crowd. There is no one in custody at this time.

Investigators said there was an argument between Negrete and another person that escalated into an exchange of gunfire. Police believe the children were just caught in the crossfire.

The shooting was a shock to the Pearland community.

“No, this is not anything that happens in Pearland. It is extremely tragic anytime someone is a victim of gun violence, especially in our community. This does not happen here in Pearland,” Officer Chad Rogers said.

Officials confirmed two handguns were used in the shooting, but it’s unknown how many shots were fired.

“We believe there is at least one more, if not, two, other people that actually had handguns and fired those firearms during the scene,” Rodgers said. “There are possibly three suspects.”

If you know anything about this case, authorities urge you to contact the Pearland Police Department Tip Line at (281) 997-5828 or Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-460-2222. Authorities caution the public that Negrete is possibly armed and dangerous.

Gov. Greb Abbott announced that information leading to the charging and/or arrest of Negrete may result in a cash payment of up to $15,000 by calling the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip, or through the DPS Mobile App.

WATCH: AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY SUSPECTED GUNMAN IN FLEA MARKET SHOOTING

10-year-old killed, 4 hurt in shooting at Pearland flea market: PolicePearland police announced 18-year-old David Negrete as one of the suspects in the deadly mass shooting at Cole’s Antique Village and Flea Market.

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