1 man, 2 children injured in possible road rage incident in north Harris County, sheriff says

Deputies said the infants where injured after a man was shot during a possible road rage shooting and ran into a vehicle with the infants inside

One man and two children were injured in a possible road rage incident in north Harris County Wednesday, authorities said.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of W Richey Road and Ella Boulevard in reference to reports of a road rage incident.

A preliminary investigation determined suspects in an SUV shot a man in another vehicle. The injured man, who had been traveling with his two-year-old son, continued driving in an effort to flee the gunman. At some point, he fainted and crashed head-on into a third, unrelated vehicle. Both the man’s two-year-old son and a child in the other vehicle sustained injuries in the crash, deputies said.

Investigators say the man was shot at least twice, once in the arm and once in the chest. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and was undergoing surgery at last check.

Both children were transported to the Texas Children’s Hospital, one for a leg injury and the other for “undetermined injuries,” a deputy at the scene said. Deputies said one of the children injured was the shooting victim’s child.

Witnesses reported seeing some sort of disturbance on the roadway prior to the shooting.

Deputies have collected at least five spent shell casings at the scene.

Investigators procured images of the suspect vehicle from nearby surveillance cameras and are canvassing the area in search of the suspects.

KPRC 2 Digital Content Producer Erica Ponder contributed to this story.

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