Woman shot while driving on West Tidwell in north Houston

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Woman shot while driving in north Houston
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Police say the woman was shot in the back before her car ran off the road and crashed into a nearby building.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police want to know who shot a woman while she was driving in north Houston overnight.

Police say bullets hit 23-year-old Kadedra Watson in the back and elbow while her car was headed eastbound on West Tidwell and North Shepherd around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Watson's car ran off the road and crashed into a nearby building. She was taken to the hospital. Police say she is expected to survive.

Police believe whoever shot her was also in a car traveling eastbound on West Tidwell. A preliminary investigation suggests the gunfire came from the passenger side of the suspect vehicle.

Bullets hit two other vehicles headed westbound on West Tidwell.

No one in the other vehicles was hurt. Police interviewed the drivers to get a suspect description.

There's no known motive for the shooting at this time. Police plan to talk to Watson while she recovers in the hospital.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.