Man driving for Uber has car stolen seconds after being shot by suspect in SW Houston, police say

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Sunday, May 28, 2023
Uber driver reportedly shot, has car stolen in SW Houston, HPD says
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The man's car was found just one street over from where the shooting happened. Police have not found who is responsible.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is ongoing after an Uber driver was shot and had his vehicle stolen in SW Houston on Saturday evening.

According to HPD, the incident happened in the 2900 block of Trail Lake Drive at around 6 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the victim lying in an intersection, injured. The man had reportedly been shot in his side and was carjacked by at least two armed suspects, police explained.

Officers reportedly found the Uber driver's car just one block away in the 2800 block of Knotty Oaks Trail, police said.

Officials said the suspect bailed out on the car less than half a mile after the shooting. Helicopters were seen scanning the area as the suspects got away on foot.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.

This incident marks the fourth or fifth robbery with the same motive that has occurred within the past week and may have been the second that happened on Saturday, according to HPD.

According to the ABC13 Safety Tracker, the neighborhood saw 91 robberies and 114 auto thefts.

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