HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KIAH) -- It was a tragic end to the new year celebration for a north Harris County family after a woman was struck and killed by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire.
The incident happened outside on a cul-de-sac just after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 1, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The victim has been identified as Philippa Ashford, 61.
Ashford died from a single gunshot wound.
Investigators searched the area but did not find any shell casings. They believe the shot came from a distance.
Ashford worked as a nurse manager at a local psychiatric clinic.
Investigators said a second person several miles away was also struck in the arm by celebratory gunfire. He's expected to be OK.