SW Houston bus stop shooting may be linked to fatal drive-by

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A man was killed in a drive-by shooting, and just hours later another man was gunned down at a bus stop (KTRK)

Investigators now suspect the shooting of a man at a bus stop in southwest Houston man may be related to another shooting yesterday in the same area.

The vehicle description in this case and another, fatal shooting at 8300 Twin Hills Drive are similar. Police say they're looking for a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Jeep.

While the victim -- Pak Hok, 34 -- died in the Twin Hills Drive shooting, Donald Ashford, 50, is fighting for his life after he was shot this morning. The shooting happened in the 8500 block of Bissonnet near Gessner Road around 1:15am as Ashford waited for his wife to arrive on the bus. Authorities say a black SUV pulled up, and someone from inside the SUV started shooting at Ashford. Five shots were fired and he was hit possibly four times before the vehicle sped away.

Ashford was able to walk to a nearby McDonald's. He banged on the window for help and collapsed. Employees called 911.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Myron Dillingham, said of the restaurant employees, "Well, basically they were shocked. They were approached by a black male. The black male went to the door and started banging on the windows at which they thought they were being robbed."

Ashford was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition. Police say he is expected to survive. The suspects are still on the loose.

Police are hoping surveillance video may help them track down the shooters, and they're asking anyone with any information to contact police or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Bus riders are stunned by the news.

Rider Chappell Washington said, "So I could be turning that corner and they could walk up and shoot me at random."

Lillie Washington added, "That's the scary part it could have been random. They're targeting people at the bus stop. You never know. ... It is sick, it's sad. Who ever did that. Trust me you're in trouble."
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