Woman shot while riding bicycle in Galveston County, deputies say

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GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Galveston police are searching for the person who allegedly shot a bicyclist early Friday.

According to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 4:02 a.m. to a shooting in the 4400 block of 5th Street in Bacliff, Texas.

They arrived to find a woman lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to her left leg.

The victim told deputies she and her husband were riding their bicycles when a dark-colored sedan passed them, driving north on 5th Street.

The woman heard a gunshot, then felt a burning sensation on her calf and realized she had been shot in the leg.

The victim’s husband identified the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored Pontiac sedan with a spoiler on the trunk.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information the public may have in reference to this shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Galveston County Crime Stoppers via www.galveston.crimestoppersweb.com or their hotline at (409)763-8477. You may also provide information to the Sheriff’s Office directly at (409) 766-2322.