Kids inside SUV when deadly shots fired at vehicle on North Beltway, Houston police say

Monday, October 12, 2020
Kids inside SUV when deadly shots fired at vehicle
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In the video, a mother through tears pleaded with the public to help find the person or people who shot her son along the North Beltway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man shot to death while riding in an SUV with four kids inside was being followed before the shots rang on the North Beltway, the victim's mother told ABC13.

Houston police said the deadly drive-by shooting happened just before 1 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of the North Sam Houston Parkway near Ella.

An Eyewitness News crew at the scene captured a red Mitsubishi SUV with both front door windows shot out.

A woman in the driver's seat and kids in the back seat of the SUV were not hurt, police said.

In the aftermath, a woman who said she's the victim's mother claimed her son was followed from Greenspoint Mall before the shooting that targeted the vehicle of her son's girlfriend.

The mother, whose name is ABC Hornsby, said 20 rounds were shot at her son, Carl Somerville, and the vehicle.

Hornsby also said Somerville's brother was killed in the same spot back on May 4.

Police have not yet identified the suspect's vehicle.

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