Apple's New Highland Village Retail Store in Houston Hit by Gunfire

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Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that five businesses along Westheimer Road in Houston were hit by random gunfire early Monday morning, with Apple's new Highland Village retail store being one of the targets.

The Houston Police Department confirms it is investigating five random shootings at business in southwest Houston.

Between 4:40 and 5:40 a.m. Monday, several windows were shot out. The targets were from gas stations to swanky furniture store Cantoni, officials said. [...]

The brand new Apple store at 4012 Westhiemer was also hit.

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Glass pane left of Apple logo shattered by gunfire (Source: KPRC-TV)

No one was injured in the shootings, although an employee and a customer at a Valero gas station narrowly escaped the gunfire.

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ixodes Avatar
114 months ago
Welcome to Texas
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bushido Avatar
114 months ago

[SIZE="4"]Mod note: Please keep the political comments restricted to the Politics, Religion and Social Issues forum.[/SIZE]


is this china? :P
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mrxak Avatar
114 months ago

Next thing we know the apple stores will utilize bullet proof glass

Not exactly bullet proof, but take a look at that photo. The pane may have been shattered, but it's still essentially intact and holding its shape. There was no glass raining down on the street after it got hit by a bullet. That's some strong glass there to absorb that much force. People talk about those huge glass storefronts being dangerous, but clearly they're not.
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bazinga!! Avatar
114 months ago
LOL only in America
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MythicFrost Avatar
114 months ago
I'm glad no one was hurt...But are the iPad's okay?

Must've been some Android fanboys....

lol :D
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Canaan Avatar
114 months ago
I'm glad no one was hurt.

Perhaps now is a good time to introduce iVest, an innovative approach to bulletproof clothing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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