Man shot while driving in southwest Houston

August 23, 2012 2:54:41 PM PDT
Houston police say they are working quickly to find the driver of a truck who shot at another driver multiple times before speeding off. The shooting victim was hit several times.

Neighbors say this is normally a quiet street, and they're concerned that all changed after the drive-by shooting Wednesday night. They say five to six gunshots rang out, injuring a man who lives just a few blocks away.

A damaged tire and a few shards of glass are all that's left reminding neighbors near the 6100 block of South Braeswood of the drive-by shooting that shook up the quiet area.

Neighbor Lea Steinberg recalled, "Last night I went to bed early. I usually go to bed at 11, and I went to bed by 9 or 9:30."

Steinberg is among the neighbors who say they are now on high alert after police say an unknown gunman fired shots into a vehicle, injuring a 25-year-old driver who they've identified as Jonathan Kabay.

"I'm very surprised because this area is a very safe area," Steinberg said. "We have lived here for many, many years."

Eyewitnesses told police the gunmen were in a black GMC pickup with tinted windows. They say it was driving next to Kabay's truck when they heard a round of rapid gunfire. The shooters sped off and neighbors say they ran to Kabay's aid when his truck veered off the road and crashed near Brays Bayou.

Neighbor Wayne Barta said, "He said he had been shot. He was driving around and driving down the road when he got shot. He didn't know who did it."

Kabay was struck by several bullets, according to police. He was rushed to the hospital and is listed as stable.

Still, neighbors like Steinberg say they're hoping police can quickly identify the shooters before someone else gets hurt.

"I'm very shocked to hear about it and I hope it was the one incident and the last incident in this area," Steinberg said.

Police are still trying to figure out what motivated this shooting. They are asking anyone with information to call the Houston Police Department Major Assaults Division at 713-308-3600.

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