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Man shot in leg while driving in north Houston, police say

HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating after a man was shot while driving in north Houston Tuesday.

Officers said the shooting happened in the 1900 block of North Sam Houston Tollway near Aldine Westfield Road around 2:41 a.m.

According to HPD, units located a vehicle that crashed into a pillar under the beltway. Officers said they found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg and applied a tourniquet before, EMS arrived.

“He was bleeding pretty profusely from his legs and one of the Harris County sheriff’s deputies put a tourniquet on it and possibly saved his life,” said Houston Police Officer Christopher Bruce.

Officers said the driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is expected to survive the shooting.

According to investigators, the victim and suspect were traveling westbound on the feeder road. Deputies said the suspect then opened fire on the victim’s car. When a bullet struck the victim in the leg, he crashed into a pillar under the beltway, officers said. Investigators said the suspect then fled the scene.

Investigators said the suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer gray-colored model Cadillac CTS with chrome wheels.

Investigators said the motive for the shooting is still under investigation.