Man shot when gunman opened fire on cars in Alief-area parking lot, police say

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Friday, March 24, 2023
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Police said a man in his 20s was inside one of the cars that was shot up by rifle rounds. Video shows the windows shot out of three vehicles.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Residents at an Alief-area apartment complex are hoping to get some answers after gunfire erupted on Thursday night and a man and several cars were shot in the parking lot.

Video from the scene shows the windows shot out of at least three vehicles at The Crossings at Ashton Place apartments at 11700 Bissonnet Street near S. Kirkwood Road.

One SUV had both back windows shot out, one car had a bullet hole in the side, and another car had one window shot out, the video shows.

Houston police said a man in his 20s who was in one of the cars was hit in the legs and arms with rifle rounds shortly after 10 p.m. He is expected to survive.

"He was able to exit the car and get away from there. He got some help from some folks at the apartment complex and came back to the scene," Lt. R. Willkens said. "We got him to the hospital with HFD. He should live."

The man's car rolled across the street after he got out and stopped at a convenience store nearby, Willkens said.

The shooter had a rifle and still hasn't been caught, according to investigators.

Police said they didn't have any suspect information to share. It's unclear what exactly led up to the shooting.

Residents at the apartment complex told ABC13's Courtney Carpenter that while it may not be the best area in terms of crime, they still don't usually have these kinds of problems at the complex.

They did not want to appear on camera in fear of retaliation.

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