Video shows man, woman running in and out of motel room before shooting

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Cathy Hernandez - Reporter

HOUSTON - Police are investigating after a man was shot in north Houston Wednesday morning. 

According to authorities, the shooting happened around 5:50 a.m. at the Olympic Lodge Motel on Werner Street near I-45 the North Freeway.

The man was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.

Police believe the victim, another man and a woman were inside the room when the shooting took place. They’re searching for the man and woman.

"We do have leads as to where they may be and we're trying to establish that and we've talked to some witnesses and we will further investigate," said Detective Parker Morrison with the Houston Police Department.

In a surveillance video, an hour before the shooting was reported, it shows a man wearing a red hoodie and a woman wearing a white shirt start running in and out of a room.

At one point, it shows the man rush over to the motel office and, according to the manager, the man told the clerk, “I don’t want to go to jail.”

The man and woman were seen pushing each other and walking back into the room as she’s grabbing his hair.

The motel manager said a man was renting the two-bedroom unit, and the man's son and a woman visitor were staying there, as well.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division detectives are investigating the case.

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