Man at SW Houston ER claims dead wife was shot in head in drive-by

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police in southwest Houston are questioning a man who drove his wife to the hospital with a gunshot wound this morning.

He arrived at Memorial Hermann Southwest around 1:30am. Security at the hospital told an off-duty Houston Police Department officer working an extra job at the hospital about a woman with a gunshot arrived.

The man who brought her in said she was his wife and claimed she was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. The victim, now identified by police as Maria Alvarado, 32, died.

Police found a gun in his minivan. They are now trying to discover where the shooting happened and the man who brought Alvarado in is being questioned.
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