Woman found with fatal gunshot wound in SE Houston with car still in gear

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
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Police believe the car was put in reverse when the woman was shot.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating how a woman in her 30s was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound inside a car in southeast Houston.

At about 8:22 p.m., officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a shooting in the 5200 block of Fairgreen on Saturday, according to HPD Lieutenant J.P. Horelica.

Upon arrival, officers found the woman inside a black Mercedes, still in gear, that crashed into a pile of trash and a mailbox.

The woman succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Houston Fire Department, according to Horelica.

Police believe the car was put in reverse when the woman was shot.

This case is an ongoing investigation being handled by HPD's Homicide Division, according to police.

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