One man dead in shooting outside Waffle House in SE Houston

HOUSTON - Police are investigating two different scenes in southeast Houston after two people were shot, one of them fatally.

According to Houston police, the shooting happened at around 2:30 p.m. at the Waffle House on the Gulf Freeway and College Street. Police say three men opened fire on another group of people in the parking lot.

Witnesses told police several men were talking with each other in and around their vehicles, when gunshots were heard.

A shooting victim's vehicle then sped across the parking lot and struck a curb.

HPD confirms one person, a 29-year-old man, was dead pronounced dead in that vehicle.

Another shooting victim ran to a nearby tire shop for help. Local 2 spoke with a witness at the tire shop who encountered the victim.

"Black male came up toward me, something about, 'Hey, I got shot, I got shot.' I said, 'What happened? What happened?' I saw two bullet holes in his back. He was bleeding. He was like, 'Hide me, hide me.' I was like, 'Man, get away from me. I don't want to get shot either,'" said the witness.

The man was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where police say he is expected to survive his injuries.

Police believe a third victim may have been shot and fled from the scene.

Witnesses also stated the other vehicles, with several men inside, fled the scene in unknown directions.  Houston police say they are still looking for the three gunmen, but they have not released descriptions.

There is no word yet on a motive.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

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