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Man shot in chest while waiting for light, police say

HOUSTON – A man was shot in the chest Monday afternoon while he was inside a car waiting for a light at a southeast Houston intersection, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Reed Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

According to Houston police, a man in his early 20s was in the driver’s seat of a black sedan that was waiting for the light at the intersection to change. A white car pulled alongside, and someone inside fired several shots into the black sedan, police said. They said the white car sped away.

At least six bullets holes could be seen in a window of the black car.

The driver of the sedan was hit once in the chest, police said. A bullet also grazed his head.

Police said the victim is in stable condition.

The vehicle that the shots were fired from was described only as a white, four-door Pontiac with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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