Witness: Woman shot driver in possible road rage incident in north Houston

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A woman is recovering from surgery after being shot on an exit ramp on the North Loop Friday morning, and police are investigating it as a road rage incident.

A woman is recovering from surgery after being shot on an exit ramp on the North Loop Friday morning, and police are investigating it as a road rage incident.

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Maria Rodriguez saw it all go down.

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"I heard a pop and the lady started running towards me and I heard some more gun shots," she said.

Maria Rodriguez, who only spoke to abc13, says she was trying to exit on to North Main when a beige car stopped on the exit ramp. A woman in a white car then got out of her vehicle and approached the beige car.

Rodriguez says both drivers exchanged words then the woman in the beige car pulled out a gun a started shooting.

"The lady came up to my car and she opened my car door and she said, 'Help me, help me, they are shooting at me,' and I told her you are shot," Rodriguez said.

Police say the woman who pulled the trigger apparently drove to her father's home after the incident.

He is local attorney Grant Hardaway. He brought his daughter back to scene and says she was frightened by the confrontation on the exit ramp.

Hardaway, the suspect's father, said, "Hell yeah, she was upset. You don't shoot people and not be upset, yeah. You don't have people running up to your car and try to get in your car."

Witnesses say the victim was hit in the stomach.

"One of the other cars in front of me said, 'You know what, I am not going to wait for the ambulance, I am just going to take her to the hospital since it was close by,'"Rodriguez said.

That witness says she could not believe what was happening right here on the North Main exit ramp. Police are still trying to figure out what roll the victim may have played in the altercation on the exit ramp.

Houston Police have arrested the woman who they believe shot the other driver. She is not currently charged in this case. Police say the next step is to get her official statement about what happened, to determine if that's necessary.
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