1 dead after driver shoots at person who allegedly followed them after crash near Northshore: HCSO

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Person trailing driver shot, killed after crash in E. Harris Co: HCSO
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A person was shot and killed after reportedly following another driver before shooting and killing them in a parking lot, deputies say.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An active search is underway for a driver accused of shooting and killing a person who was allegedly following them in a parking lot in east Harris County on Saturday evening, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Deputies with HCSO responded to a hit-and-run reported in the 700 block of Normandy Street just before 6 p.m. When they arrived, a person was found dead in a car that appeared to have been rear-ended, according to Gonzalez.

An investigation revealed the initial crash happened on Federal Road. Three vehicles were reportedly involved. According to officials, the victim was in one car, the suspect in another, and then witnesses were in a third car.

The suspect took off after the crash, according to the sheriff.

Officials said the suspect was reportedly being followed by the victim and the second car with witnesses shortly after the crash.

They followed the suspect to a parking lot, and that was when the victim got out to confront the suspect but was shot, according to HCSO.

Gonzalez said Houston police officers located what appeared to be the suspect's car that matched the description of the vehicle at the scene.

Two people who were found along with the vehicle have been detained and are being questioned regarding the shooting.

According to the sheriff, the victim was set to turn 22 years old this month.

"Our condolences go out to the family that is grieving understandably. Again, their relative was going to be celebrating a birthday soon. It is a tragic situation," Gonzalez said.