Victim of random shooter left in shock by violent act

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A man who police say is the fifth victim of a random shooter says he's still in shock over what happened to him (KTRK)

A man who police say is the fifth victim of a random shooter says he's still in shock over what happened to him since all he was doing was "going for a walk."

Jose who wants to withhold his last name said he woke up to a beautiful and sunny Sunday and decided to take a walk in his neighborhood. It was 7:30 in the morning and Jose was walking down Hampton Circle Road in Missouri City when he noticed a man pull over on the side of the road. The man then began walking toward him and stopped about six feet away from him when he began firing.

Jose says the suspect stayed quiet and gave no warning as he fired five shots. One bullet struck Jose in the arm. A second bullet grazed his abdomen.

Houston and Missouri City police believe Jose's case is linked to four other similar cases. In each instance, police say the victims who are simply walking down the street are shot at by the suspect who then drives away in a dark colored SUV. One victim died. Police are now investigating multiple tips.

Police released this composite sketch of a man they say is behind a deadly shooting and several robberies. He's believed to be driving a dark colored 1999 to 2003 Jeep Cherokee.



Anyone with information on the suspect in these incidents is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS to be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
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