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A 15-year-old boy is in a hospital after being shot in the legs outside an Independence Heights convenience store Thursday evening, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department.

HPD said the boy was in stable condition when taken to a hospital.

HPD said officers responded to Next Door Food Mart at 8402 N. Main St. just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday to find the boy with gunshot wounds to both of his legs. The shooter fled the scene in an older-model, four-door sedan that is tan or silver in color, according to police.

There was no known description of the shooter or motive as of Friday, according to HPD.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call HPD’s Major Assaults & Family Violence division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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