Police investigating after man shot, kidnapped in Tanglewood neighborhood

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
HPD investigating after man shot, kidnapped in Tanglewood neighborhood
Watch: This is what surveillance video Only on 13 shows happened as a kidnapping was reported in the Tanglewood neighborhood.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating after they say a man was shot and kidnapped early Wednesday morning in the Tanglewood neighborhood.

Houston police said they responded to a shooting around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Tanglewood Boulevard and Huckleberry Lane.

SkyEye video shows the vehicle with several bullet holes on the driver side and a busted tire and damage on the passenger's side.

An investigator on scene told ABC13 the driver of a black Nissan was shot and kidnapped, taken by the suspects in a white SUV.

Investigators believe the suspects were chasing the victims well before turning onto Tanglewood.

In surveillance video that was captured from a neighbors home, you can see the SUV crash into the passenger side of the car and shots being fired into the car before the SUV drives off, leaving one person behind. Police say that woman is the one who called them.

Neighbors we spoke to say this kind of thing is shocking and worrying.

"You know, I don't know how you avoid this. You don't have control over this. There are two police patrols in this neighborhood. You can't prevent this. I don't know how you do that...I walk this trail just about every day and I'm concerned. I have already been concerned," said Tanglewood resident Dan Prosser.

A neighbor who no longer wants to be identified said he woke up to the sound of the gun shots early Wednesday morning.

"We were sleeping, so our master bedroom is right here and we heard two gunshots and screaming and yelling after that. This is, you know, the world we are facing. We are raising our children, young children. I am worried," he said.

Residents shared an email with ABC13 they received from Tanglewood Patrol saying the victim had been rescued and that suspects are in custody.

However, HPD says they cannot verify that information at this point.

Police tell us this is still an active situation and that detectives are still working to interview people and follow up on leads.

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