Driver killed during road-rage shooting in north Houston; search for suspects underway: HPD

HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating a road rage shooting that left a man dead in north Houston Sunday.

Officers said the shooting happened at 10:20 p.m. in the 700 block of North Loop West.

When officers arrived at the scene, investigators said they found a 21-year-old man who had been shot. Police said the man was transported by ambulance and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to investigators, the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident. Police said both vehicles were on the freeway during the incident. At some point, an altercation started on I-45 and both vehicles stopped on the 610 freeway.

Police said a witness, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the victim’s Dodge Charger, told investigators that shots were fired from a burgundy Chrysler 300, striking the driver. Police said the witness, who was not injured, also fired several shots at the Chrysler 300 as it sped off from the scene. Police said it is unknown if any of the two to three suspects were struck during the gunfire exchange.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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