Woman, 65, dies after being shot and dragged during carjacking in west Houston, police say

Memorial-area families heading to school when woman killed for her car
Neighbors in the Memorial area were stunned to learn that the gunshots they heard Tuesday morning involved a crime that victimized one of their own.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are looking for the two people believed to have shot a 65-year-old woman during a carjacking in west Houston. The woman died.

Police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Yorkchester Drive at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When authorities arrived, they found the victim dead in the parking lot, said HPD Homicide Detective Alexander Vinogradov.

Witnesses told police they heard one gunshot and when they looked to see what happened, they saw the woman being pulled out of her 2020 white Mitsubishi Eclipse SUV.

As the thieves took off in her vehicle, they ran over the woman, said Vinogradov.

Police believe the woman was shot before being dragged out of her SUV.

Authorities have a limited description of the suspects at the moment, only saying that they had a medium complexion. The thieves wore hoods and face masks.

If you notice the men in the SUV with license plate RGT-3295, you're urged to call police.

You can check the types of crime and numbers in your area by using the ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker.

Authorities give an update from the scene of a deadly shooting and carjacking.

Editor's note: Initial police reports stated the victim was 67 years old. Family members later confirmed with Eyewitness News she was 65 years old.

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