Man dies days after being shot in face during road rage incident near Midtown, family says
HOUSTON – The victim in a road rage incident has now been pronounced dead from his injuries, according to a close family friend. READ: Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD saysMariano Gonzalez was near the scene and stopped to help. Houston Police said Mouton and the suspected shooter were engaged in a road rage incident and used their cars as weapons. “It hurts, it hurts because I felt good telling this story and now it doesn’t feel good telling the story anymore because it hurts,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez told KPRC 2 he hopes to connect with Mouton’s family someday, even if it was just for a warm embrace.
Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD says
HOUSTON – A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the face during a road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown Friday, according to Houston police. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers said the road rage incident lasted about 10 minutes with both drivers using their vehicles as weapons to hit each other. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter was in had a tailgate branded with the company name JJ AC and Heating.
1 hospitalized after road-rage shooting on highway near Midtown
HOUSTON – One person has been hospitalized after a road-rage shooting on a highway near Midtown. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers with the Houston Police Department told KPRC 2 reporter Bill Barajas that the shooting happened during a road-rage incident and one person was hit in the face. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter was driving remains at the scene and the tailgate is branded with JJ AC and Heating.
All lanes reopened after massive 18-wheeler fire closes 59 northbound near Highway 36
HOUSTON – A flaming 18-wheeler spilled oil and closed all lanes of I-69 northbound just north of Highway 36 for hours Monday. As of 6:20 p.m., the wreck and oil have been cleared. All traffic was diverted to Highway 36 as officials worked to clean up the spilled oil and clear the wreck. Rosenberg police say two 18-wheelers collided on 59 at FM 2218 in front of Finnegan’s car dealership. LIVE: SKY 2 over the scene of a massive truck fire on Highway 59 near Highway 36.
Fire rips through salon in Kingwood area
KINGWOOD, Texas – From the beginning it was a fast-moving fire and a longtime hair salon in Kingwood never had a chance. Just before 6 p.m. Monday evening the salon on Loop 494 near Highway 59 and Sorters McClellan Road -- called A Hair Place burned quickly. "Like a big old balloon popping," said Raul Pena, who was working next door at a mobile Goodwill Center. "I turned around and walked around the fence, saw smoke, flames, and the alarm goes off." She was working two businesses away at Nico's Place restaurant when someone came in and told her they saw the fire.
Tropical Depression Bill causes flooding, power outages in Wharton County
WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Tropical Depression Bill is causing problems for Wharton County, according to the Precinct 2 Wharton County Constable's Office. All lanes of Highway 59 at the Wharton County/Jackson County line are closed in both directions due to high water. The flooding that shut down Highway 59 also caused concerns in the city of Wharton Wednesday. The University Place Apartments in the 300 block of University lost power before midnight and a resident smelled electric lines smoldering. "Even though the water wasn't that high when they would drive thru the high water it would push it into peoples homes and businesses causing serious problems," Stanphill said.