Man dead after possible road rage shooting on Gulf Freeway at Griggs Road, police say

One dead after shooting, crash on freeway
One dead after shooting, crash on freeway

HOUSTON – A deadly shooting on one of Houston’s busiest freeways is under investigation. Houston police closed the northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Griggs Road so homicide and forensic teams could process the crime scene.

Investigators said four vehicles were involved, but two left the scene, including the shooter’s vehicle.

“Shots were fired. It’s unknown if it’s road rage or any other kind of relation, gangs or anything of that nature,” said HPD Asst. Chief Patricia Cantu.

Houston police responded to reports of a crash on the Gulf Freeway at Griggs Road around 12:25 p.m.

Police said two vehicles were speeding and weaving in and out of traffic when one vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier.

Police said witnesses noticed a man inside of the vehicle had been shot and attempted to help him.

“We had two Good Samaritans that tried to bring him out, give him CPR, provide medical attention for the gunshot wound to stop the bleeding,” Cantu said.

The man was transported to the hospital where he later died.

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