HOUSTON – Police are investigating a shooting they said left a man 30-year-old man dead near a hotel Monday night.
Police said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at a Greenspoint gas station located at 17600 Wayforest Drive.
According to officers, the victim was behind the gas station when a man wearing all black with a mask walked around the corner and shot him.
Police said the victim ran to a vehicle where his friend was and his friend began driving him with the intention of going to the hospital, but when she called 911, she was told to pull over at Scottish Inns & Suites on Rankin Road. Police said he died at the scene.
“A man wearing all black, black male with a mask, walked around the corner and just shot him,” said Lt. WL Meeler with the Houston Police Department Homicide Unit. “Somebody out there saw this. Somebody knows who did this. We need them to call us and give us that information, give this family justice. He has a family and his life was cut tragically short.”
Officers said they have surveillance video that they plan to watch. Officers said there were other people in the parking lot during the shooting and are asking them to come forward if they have any information.
Police said the investigation will be tough because lots of bullet casings were found at the scene.
This is a developing story.