Houston priest dodges bullets during shootout in church parking lot

| March 4, 2012

HOUSTON – An east Houston priest had to duck for cover Thursday during a shootout in his church’s parking lot.

Father Jim Hamilton said he heard a raucous outside St. Timothy’s church on Indianapolis street.

When he walked out to see what was going on, bullets were flying.

"When the shooting started, I got behind one of the pillars," Fr. Hamilton said.

Fr. Hamilton says he heard as many as 40 gunshots coming from two different groups.

Amazingly, no one was hurt.

It’s not the first time a shootout has broken out near the church. The same thing happened about a year ago.

Back then, police stepped up patrols and things quieted down.

But neighbors say trouble is brewing again.

 

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