Authorities responded to Elm Street near Ashcroft, where a silver car with five visible bullet holes on the driver's side was left at the scene.
According to investigators, the woman was sitting in the driver's seat when someone came up and shot her at point-blank range.
WOMAN SHOT IN FACE: She was in her car parked on Elm early this AM on the SW side. She is stable, but critical condition. No info on suspects! Call HPD if you have info! @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/dkyRNfGsAY— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) May 27, 2020
The woman was hit twice in the cheek. Authorities say she is in critical condition, but is stable.
Another woman who happened to be in the area was flagged down and drove the injured woman to the hospital.
Police say there are very few details on the suspect since there were no known witnesses, and people only heard it and ran outside to see what happened afterwards.
Shooting: 6200 Elm St, one shot, transported to area hospital and expected to survive. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 27, 2020
Investigators on the scene say this is the third shooting to happen in the last several hours in the area, and they're wondering if it has something to do with gang activity.
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"The amount of times they shot, they shot five times at that vehicle, so that stands out," one investigator said. "And just the area that it's in, like you said, there are two other shootings, so that stands out as well."
The car has multiple bullet holes. Just awful. Please contact police if you know anything about what happened! pic.twitter.com/jcSlxz0yg2— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) May 27, 2020
HPD is asking anybody who might have seen something or who knows anything about this shooting to contact them immediately.
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