HOUSTON – A man was injured during a road rage shooting in north Houston Monday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.
The incident happened around 10:45 a.m. at the North Freeway near Greens Road in the Greenspoint area, police said.
According to authorities, a man was shot in the leg following an argument with another motorist.
According to HPD Sgt. Hector Pizana, the incident started at West Greens Road at Greens Pkwy. Pizana said the driver of a work truck was at a stoplight when a blue Silverado pulled up and started revving its engine. The work truck driver’s wife, who was in the passenger seat, looked over and made eye contact with the driver of the Silverado who allegedly said, “what are you looking at b****.” The woman said she told her husband to just go.
“I said ‘Yo, these guys got a gun. Yo these guys got a gun,’” said Ediker Guity who was in the back seat of the work truck.
Pizana said someone in the Silverado, with a partial paper license plate of 822, started shooting at the work truck.
“He wanted to kill me, all three of us. That’s what he wanted,” Guity said.
Pizana said both vehicles were on the North Freeway when the suspect pulled up to Guilty and started firing about five or seven more shots into the vehicle, striking the driver.
“He had his window down on the passenger side and you could see the fire come out of the window. ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop,’” said witness Chris Columbus.
Pizana said the wounded driver drove a few blocks away into the Best Buy parking lot and asked for help. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It appears a shotgun with buckshot was used as well as a 45 caliber handgun.
Police are searching for the driver of the Silverado, who is described as a man in his 20s with a very dark complexion, and a large powerlifter-type build. The man who was on the passenger side of the vehicle is described as having a light complexion and wearing a ski mask with only his eyes showing. He is believed to be in his teens or early 20s.
Police said both men will face three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pizana offered advice to anyone who comes across an enraged driver.
“The best thing is just to ignore them. Just keep going. I think what happened here was eye contact. She made eye contact with the driver of the other car. That’s all it took. I would try to drive to a safe place, a police station, or a fire station, get on the phone and call the police,” Pizana said.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the police.