Gunman opens fire on teen couple in northwest Harris County apartment parking lot

Their instincts may have saved their lives
March 19, 2014 9:27:07 AM PDT
A teenage couple trusted their instincts and tried to get away from a suspicious man last night. They got away with their lives, as he opened fire on their car.

This all happened right before 11 pm as the young couple was sitting inside their car in northwest Harris County.

Officials with the Harris County Sheriff's Office tell us the 18-year-old male and the 16-year-old female were parked in the parking lot of the Legacy at Champion Forest apartments. They noticed a man with a hoodie was approaching the back side of their car and began feeling somewhat suspicious of him.

In fear of getting robbed, the driver put the car in reverse and started backing out. That's when the gunman began firing.

"The female was struck once on the leg, non-life threatening injury, before they basically drove to the other side of the parking lot to get away from him," said Sgt. Hilborn with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Officials believe at least seven shots were fired, hitting the car and the female passenger. That victim was taken to a local hospital where she is expected to recover.

The suspect is still on the run. Officials don't have much information on him other than he's being described as a white male between 20 and 25 years old, wearing a white hoodie. If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call authorities.

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