Young woman shot, dumped on road in NE Houston

April 25, 2012 4:11:54 AM PDT
An 18-year-old woman is in the hospital after police say she was found in the middle of the road with a gunshot wound overnight.

It happened around 12:45am on Mesa near Sterlingshire in northeast Houston. Investigators say she was riding with her boyfriend in his car when an altercation happened. That's when police say the man shot her in the thigh before leaving her on the road and fleeing the scene.

Police describe him as a Hispanic male driving a red, two-door sports car. The victim's name has not been released.