Man fatally shot in garage in drive-by shooting in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating if two shootings in southwest Houston overnight are related. Police said an innocent bystander was killed in one of the shootings.

Ibrahem Lawal, 60, was shot at 10:10 p.m. while standing in his garage in the 11800 block of Spring Grove Drive and died at the scene.

Family members are in shock. They say Lawal was originally from Nigeria.

Police say he was not the intended target of a drive-by shooting.

Investigators believe it may be connected to a shooting that happened less than a mile away.

That shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday at Bissonnet and Leawood. Investigators said the drivers in two vehicles were shooting at each other down the street.

Two men found on the side of the road were taken to the hospital with gunshot injuries, police said. They are expected to survive.

The second shooting that killed Lawal happened not far away at Spring Grove near south Kirkwood.

Police said the driver in a car fired several shots, hitting homes in the area. Lawal was in his garage talking with his brother when he was shot.

Detectives said the shooter was targeting a house next door.

Again, it's unclear if the two shootings are related.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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