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Officials: Man shot by ex’s boyfriend, causes crash that closed Gulf Freeway

HOUSTON – The Gulf Freeway’s main lanes are back open as Houston police investigate an overnight crash and shooting. Police said the situation started when an ex-boyfriend went to his ex-girlfriend’s home at the Life at Clearwood apartment complex.

“Basically, as far as we know, he stated he had a weapon on him, he forced entry into the home where he was shot,” said Houston Police Detective C. Grahmann.

Det. Grahmann said the woman’s children were home and her current boyfriend shot the ex-boyfriend.

Police said the ex-boyfriend got into a truck and crashed into a railing, then came to rest against a light post at around 11:32 p.m. on the Gulf Freeway. The man was located with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The incident shut down the southbound lanes at Fuqua Street until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Police said two weapons were found outside of the truck and he was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police said he is in surgery at this time and if he survives, he will be charged with burglary with intent to commit assault.

This is a developing story.