Woman randomly shot in back while driving through west Houston neighborhood, police say

HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after they said a 22-year-old woman was randomly shot in the back while driving through a west Houston neighborhood.

It happened in the 2400 block of Gray Falls Drive near Overbrook Lane at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Police said the woman was driving on Overbrook Lane when a man inside another vehicle fired multiple times at her passenger side window.

The woman was struck in the back by one of the bullets as she crashed her car, according to police.

The suspect that shot the woman took off.

Police said the woman is expected to survive, however, she may be paralyzed after she told officers she could not feel her legs.

Investigators are still working to find the motive of the shooting, but they believe it was random.

According to Lt. R. Willkens, collecting evidence for this case may be challenging after bullet casings from past shootings were found throughout the street.

“There’s a lot of pistol casings laying all over the place,” he said. “But officers on the scene believe they did find the actual pistol casings that we use in the shooting, so hopefully they can find something in that as well.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Houston Police Department Major Assaults Division at 713-308-3100


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