Driver crashes car after shooting on NW Fwy

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A man is now fighting for his life after a shooting on Highway 290. (KTRK)

Investigators say a driver who was shot attempted to avoid road debris before crashing his car in northwest Harris County.

The man was injured last night on the Northwest Freeway near the Grand Parkway.

Witnesses say the driver's car suddenly went off the highway near the Houston Premium Outlets.

Deputies say it appears now the man swerved to miss something in the road, all while holding a gun in his hand.

"There didn't appear to be any type of road rage or an altercation that occurred between another vehicle," HCSO Deputy Thomas Gilliland says.

The man was shot in the head. He is now fighting for his life at a hospital in critical condition.

It is not certain whether he accidentally shot himself or was shot by someone else. Investigators are still investigating.

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