The shooting happened at 10 a.m. on FM 1960 and Ella Boulevard.
Officials say the man was a passenger in the vehicle that was heading east on FM 1960, waiting to turn on Bamwood, when someone in a gray or silver, older model Grand Marquis with a black hood pulled up next to them and started shooting.
KEEP AN EYE OUT: @HCSOTexas investigators say man in THIS grand Marquis (older model) fired at least 6 shots—one hit man in the head in another car. He’s in critical condition in the Hosptial. #abc13 #breaking pic.twitter.com/FZkdQhaJiJ— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) February 7, 2019
The gunman fired several times into the car, hitting the man in the head.
The driver in the car with the victim and the children were not hurt.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition.
East bound lanes of 1960 at Ella are currently shutdown during this investigation. Please seek alternative routes if you are in the area and we appreciate everyone's patience in this matter. #HouNews— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 7, 2019
HCSO Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said that the gunman shot into the car at least six times. Officials believe it was a targeted shooting.
Gilliland said authorities don't know the exact ages of the children, but they are believed to be toddlers.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that deputies are searching for the suspect involved and his vehicle.
@HCSOTexas deputies responding to a shooting at 1299 Ella Blvd, children were in vehicle. One adult male was struck and transported by car to ambulance. Scene is active and deputies searching for suspects/vehicle #HouNews pic.twitter.com/oX5VTUj0vg— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 7, 2019
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