18-year-old dies after group of teens was shot at while driving on Tidwell

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
18-year-old dies after car was shot at while driving on Tidwell
Police said there were several 17- to 19-year-olds in the car at the time of the shooting. There isn't a description of the shooter, except that the suspect(s) drove a Honda Civic.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A group of teenagers told Houston police that a shooter opened fire on them while they were driving in northwest Houston, killing an 18-year-old.

After the shooting, the teens drove to United Memorial Medical Center on Tidwell near North Shepherd for help.

According to investigators with HPD, several shots were fired, and the 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where he died.

Police said the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of West Tidwell Road near Bersey Lane.

Overnight, detectives with HPD were at UMMC on Tidwell, trying to gather more information.

Police said the teens were driving on West Tidwell when shots came from another vehicle on the road.

After the 19-year-old was shot, the driver took him to UMMC.

Investigators said the car was full of other people.

"It sounds like there were four to five, 17- to 19-year-olds in the car," Lt. Larry Crowson said.

Police said there is no known motive or description of the suspect(s) in the shooting, except that they were driving a Honda Civic.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

NOTE: HPD initially reported that the victim was 19 years old, but in a later news release said the victim was 18.

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