Apparent road rage incident leaves two injured

January 27, 2011 2:25:22 PM PST
A gunman opened fire on a car full of people last night, sending two of them to the hospital. The shooting happened around 7:30pm on FM 1960 near Lee Road in Humble.

Harris County constables say after hearing gunshots, the five people inside that car took refuge in parking lot of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. That's when they noticed one person was shot, another grazed and the car was riddled with bullets.

Precinct 4 Constables say it started when five friends, three girls and two guys, were heading east on FM 1960 when they noticed a dark SUV driving erratically, riding closely on their bumper and flashing their lights.

Constables say one of the suspects in the SUV rolled down his window and became confrontational, pointing the gun as the car full of friends tried to drive off. That's when constables say the suspect started shooting towards the car, hitting one person in the hand.

A witness in the car, who was grazed by a bullet, described the terrifying ordeal.

"Then there was a red light. We approached and we stopped at the red light," said the witness. "They pulled up beside us and said 'Do you know somebody in the car?' And then they said 'Do you have a problem with us?' We drove and that is when they started shooting at the car. They shot four times. It was shocking. We don't know why they did it. It was shocking."

A 21-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand. A 17-year-old girl was also taken to the hospital. She was cut by flying glass. They are both expected to OK.

Authorities are still looking for the shooter. Anyone with any information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.