Denny’s shooting sees woman’s current boyfriend kill her ex over Easter: police

A man allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a Denny’s parking lot in Houston, Texas on Easter Sunday.

The fatal shooting occurred around 1 a.m., local television news station KPRC-TV reported. Police told the news station that the woman and her ex-boyfriend walked into the Denny’s when an argument broke out, prompting the restaurant’s manager to call police. It was not immediately clear what the discussion was about.

The woman left the building and her ex-boyfriend followed her, the news station reported. At that time, her current boyfriend appeared in the restaurant as the three of them started arguing.

A shooting in the parking lot of Denny’s left one man dead early on Easter Sunday. Above is a Denny’s restaurant in California in February 2009.
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The boyfriend then pulled out a gun and shot the ex-boyfriend once, KPRC reported. He died at the scene and police detained the boyfriend for questioning. The woman was not injured in the incident.

The victim was in his 20s, KHOU-TV reported. No one involved in the shooting has been identified as of early Sunday afternoon as the shooting remains under investigation.

Further details about the shooting were not immediately available and it is unclear what charges, if any, are being filed.

news week has contacted the Houston Police Department and Denny’s for comment.

The fatal incident was not the only violent shooting in a community over the Easter weekend.

Hours earlier in Houston, a man was shot in the leg near a Shake Shack restaurant inside The Galleria shopping center, located west of where the Denny’s shooting occurred. However, the victim is expected to recover, KPRC reported.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, two people, who were minors, were killed and several others were injured in a shooting during a party at a short-term rental property, according to police. In total, at least 11 people suffered gunshot wounds. Partygoers tried to escape the shooting by jumping out of windows. More than 200 people were inside at the time.

Meanwhile, multiple people were injured during a shooting at the Columbiana Center mall in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday. In total, 14 people suffered injuries, of which at least 10 suffered gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were in critical but stable condition. A 22-year-old man named Jewayne M. Price was arrested for shooting and is expected to be charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, police announced.

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