HPD: 3 shootings may be linked to same suspect

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The gunman, or gunmen, could be choosing victims at random -- one man was at a bus stop, another man was just walking when he was shot (KTRK)

Savalas Holmes says he went to the store down the street on Mykawa and Bellfort like so many times before Tuesday night. This time, a man in a black SUV pulled up beside him and he describes hearing a pow, pow, pow sound. He says he dodged about a half dozen bullets but on struck him as he tried to get away.

"It might be lodged but it's painful," he says as he points to the bullet still in his right thigh.

The father of a young boy says as he was in the emergency room at Ben Taub, he heard chatter on the radios of two more shooting victims later in the evening. He says after asking a few questions and watching some news stories he realized he had something in common with the other victims.

Holmes says, "I told the police here I got shot by someone in a black Jeep Cherokee."

The vehicle description matches a bus stop shooting in Southwest Houston where 50-year-old Donald Ashford was injured around 1 o'clock in the morning Wednesday. Police say they also got a similar vehicle description while investigating the shooting death of 34-year-old Pak Hok on Twin Hills Drive Tuesday.

"If the police don't catch him what do the citizens do. It will be like the wild wild west everybody packing guns, everybody shooting," says Holmes.

Investigators have not definitively connected all three cases. Savalas Holmes says he looked the guy who shot him right in the eyes.

"I can identify the guy, I saw him face to face," he says, adding he has a message for him: "You changed a lot of lives Tuesday night. You had us all, it's not funny no a game. I'm still gonna pray for you, I'm not mad at you. But you're wrong because I did you nothing."

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