2 hurt after man opens fire on tow truck driver in northwest Houston, police say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor, Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor

Police said two people are hurt after a shootout on Sunforest Drive between a tow truck driver and the owner of a car.

HOUSTON - Two people were injured Saturday when a man opened fire on a tow truck crew that was trying to tow a vehicle, police said.

The shooting happened about 8:50 p.m. at 6000 West Sunforest Drive in northwest Houston.

According to police, the two-man crew was trying to tow the vehicle from an apartment complex when a group of people surrounded them. The owner of the vehicle was trying to get inside the vehicle when another man, armed with a long gun, approached the crew and fired shots into the ground, police said.

Some of the shots ricocheted and hit two people in the group in the legs, police said. 

Police said the tow truck crew dropped the vehicle and were driving away when the armed man pointed his gun at the truck. Police said one of the members of the tow truck crew pulled out his pistol, leaned out of the truck and fired several shots at the armed man.

No charges have been filed, police said.

Police said the case is still under investigation.

Both of the injured people are expected to recover.

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