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3 people dead, rapper Trae Tha Truth injured in shooting outside nightclub

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A community is calling for an end to the violence.  Early Wednesday morning hundreds ran for cover when bullets started flying after a rap concert outside a club on Westpark in southwest Houston.  In the end five were shot, three dead.
 
Houston Police don't have a suspect or motive, but community activists say word on the street is the gunman was trying to settle a vendetta.  Now we're learning the consequences of his actions are severe.
 
Three young girls will grow up without their mother.  
 
"Their mother had nothing to do with whatever vendetta was going on last night," said activist Quannel X.
 
Erica Dotson, 29, was killed in the crossfire walking home from the store.  
 
"Erica was taking care of her mother who's ill, and she has three girls.  She had a big responsibility," said Sylvia Price, Dotson's aunt.
 
Family members stood alongside activists asking witnesses to disregard the no snitch policy on the streets.
 
"Do not let these people hide in communities.  They should be turned in," said Reverend James Nash, Ministers Against Crime.
 
Hundreds are believed to have witnessed the shooting.  They were there following a concert by Houston rapper Trae the Truth.  The rapper himself was shot in the shoulder.  Friend Joshua Francis @LowLifeDynasty tweeted a picture of Trae with the caption:  "Everybody Trae is okay.  Minor gunshot wound."
 
"It appears one of the deceased had a domestic dispute on Father's Day.  It's believed this might have stemmed from that or from a similar incident back in November at another club," said Victor Senties, Houston Police Department spokesman.
 
It's not the first time a Trae the Truth event has ended in violence.  Three years ago six people were shot at a concert on the campus of TSU.  
 
"There is not another rapper who has done more to give back to the community.  Can I say he's directly involved?  I don't think so," said Quannel X.
 
The activist is calling for a ceasefire and hopes the death of Dotson will encourage the shooter to turn himself in.
 
"It's a great loss because we just buried her brother two months ago.  My sister has lost both her children in two months so it's a great loss," said Price.
 
Especially for the three girls who may never understand why their mother won't be coming home.
 
If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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