Houston man survives being shot five times in his apartment, girlfriend seen fleeing the scene

Crime scene tape marks off the area law enforcement investigators are working outside the house of a fatal shooting Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2013, in DeSoto, Texas. A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of four people in two Dallas-area homes, just minutes apart, and police are investigating if he used a grenade or other explosive in one of the attacks. Investigators arrested Erbie Bowser, 44, on Wednesday night at the second crime scene, DeSoto police Cpl. Melissa Franks said. Charges are pending, she said. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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A Houston man is alive after being shot five times in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Dustin Bradford, 23, was at home in the Oaks of Charleston Apartments on Charleston near Main Street.

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Residents of the apartment complex heard fighting at around 1:00 a.m., followed by at least three gun shots. They called police, who responded and found Bradford bleeding from his wounds.

Bradford was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. He is now in recovery.

Witnesses say that the victim’s girlfriend was seen leaving the scene shortly after the shooting. The two had been fighting over the past few days.

Based on witness statements, police believe that the girlfriend and two others came to Bradford’s apartment and assaulted him.

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The police are looking for the suspects, who had left the scene before they arrived. Names of the suspects, including the girlfriend, have not been released.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

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