Man shot twice while walking on road

Deputies: shooting motive unclear

Published On: Oct 17 2012 06:44:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2012 12:36:31 PM CDT

A man was in the hospital Wednesday after a drive-by shooting in Southwest Harris County.

Deputies said the 47-year-old was walking along Highway 6 near Westpark around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a car approached, slowed down, and someone inside took out a gun and opened fire. Several shots were fired.

The victim was hit in the hand and chest, officials said. A medical helicopter rushed him to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

His identity was not released.

Deputies have not released a suspect or vehicle description.

A motive for the shooting is not yet known.