HOUSTON – A person is dead after being shot following a multi-vehicle crash in southwest Houston Monday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department.
The incidents were reported around 1:05 p.m. in the 15600 block of Blue Ridge Road.
Police said possibly three to five vehicles were involved in the crash and one driver was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside of a gray Mercedes E350 at the scene. Family members did not want to go on camera but said the victim was in his late 20s and a father of two children ages 9 and 5. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two men from one of the vehicles involved in the crash were reportedly seen running away from the scene.
Investigators learned that the two suspects, inside a white 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, fired multiple shots from a rifle and pistol at the driver of the Mercedes.
Police are still trying to find out what led up to the shooting.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.