21-year-old man in critical condition after shooting which stemmed from road-rage incident in east Harris County

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 21-year-old man has been taken to a hospital and is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in east Harris County.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened at the intersection of Freeport and Muscatine Streets.

Investigators say the victim was trying to get something to eat with his girlfriend when someone drove up and opened fire.

Investigators say the victim who was driving an F150 turned around on Freeport and backed out of a private driveway. Officials say the suspect, who was traveling at a high rate of speed in a Black four-door sedan swerved around the F150 truck.

The victim yelled and officials say the suspect slowed down, pointed a gun at the couple, and opened fire. The victim drove off in the ditch.

“It was a road rage incident,” Sgt. Sofia Siova said.

Authorities say the victim’s girlfriend was not hurt.

Witnesses at the scene and the woman who was in the vehicle told investigators the shooting happened during a road-rage incident.

If you know anything about the shooting, call Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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