Shooting victim crashes into northeast Houston ditch

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Man shot to death while driving in northeast Houston
Officers found the man's body lying on the side of the road and his car in a ditch on Liberty Road Monday night. It appeared that he was shot while driving.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The body of a man who had been shot several times was found Monday night, and it appears he may have been driving to get away from the shooter, police said.

It happened around 8 p.m. Monday on Liberty Road near Homestead in northeast Houston.

Officers responded to a report of a body lying in the roadway and found the man near a vehicle that had crashed into a ditch, according to Houston police.

There was no word on the man's identity or if someone may have seen the shooting take place.

The area where it happened is adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad's Englewood rail yard, which is monitored by multiple video surveillance cameras.

Investigators were reviewing cameras in the area in hopes of finding out what exactly happened and a description of the suspect.