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Apparent road-rage shooting on Southwest Freeway leaves driver injured

HOUSTON – Houston police said a 53-year-old man was shot in the face Tuesday morning after what appeared to be a road rage incident.

The shooting happened on the Southwest Freeway near Fannin Street.

Officers said two drivers rolled down their windows after the driver of a silver car got upset because the driver of a pickup only let one person go ahead of him in traffic. Police said the driver of the silver car pulled over and shot at the pickup. Officers said the pickup driver was hit in the face and rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition. 

"Right now all we know is it's possible somebody tried to cut somebody off and wouldn't let somebody in," a spokesman for Houston police said. "One driver may have pulled over and shot at this vehicle."

The pickup is registered to a man in Galena Park. His neighbor, Jackie Gonzales, identified the truck.

"It's sad. It's really sad," Gonzales said. "You think that people are going around doing things like this, shooting innocent people. This road rage. It's horrible. (I'm) scared to get out on the road anymore. I'm just devastated that something like this is happening to someone you know."

Houston Police said they need help finding the shooter who they believed was driving the silver car. If you can help, please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.