Shooter inside car kills victim during heated argument on Houston's northside

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Friday, June 10, 2022
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A Houston police investigation got underway Friday after a shooting left a person dead on the city's northside.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man who police believe got into an argument with the driver of a vehicle on Houston's northside was shot to death on Friday afternoon.

Houston police responded to the 5100 block of Yale Street, near Tidwell Road and west of I-45 North Freeway, at 3:35 p.m.

In preliminary information gathered by police, the victim was out on foot in the parking lot of a convenience store when he got into the argument with someone in a white vehicle, Lt. Larry Crowson said. The argument got heated and led to the person in the car firing multiple shots.

The victim was hit once. The person in the vehicle then took off, leaving the car behind, Crowson said.

Responding officers found the vehicle crashed in a ditch, but they couldn't say exactly what caused the wreck.

Investigators planned to look at nearby surveillance camera footage to put together a sequence of events in the deadly incident.

Police added the shooter and the victim, who is in his 40s, appeared to have had an ongoing argument before the shooting.

Police have not yet identified the victim or offered a suspect description.

SkyEye flew over the scene and captured multiple police vehicles near a shopping strip and officers concentrating on the parking lot area.

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