HOUSTON, TX, Sept. 7, 2023 – Early this morning, Houston police initiated an investigation into a fatal shooting at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road. The violent event, which occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., resulted in the death of a 34-year-old woman and left a 41-year-old man critically wounded. The deceased’s identity is withheld pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Upon reaching the designated location, officers discovered the victims in a crashed vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. The woman was located in the driver’s seat, pronounced dead at the scene, while the man, a front-seat passenger, underwent emergency surgery at a nearby hospital. A 3-year-old boy, the son of the deceased, was found unharmed in the backseat.
Preliminary reports from a witness recounted that the incident began when another vehicle traveling eastbound on West Gulf Bank Road opened fire on the victims’ vehicle. Following the shooting, the suspects’ vehicle reportedly encountered a tire blowout after striking a curb, forcing them to flee the scene.
In the aftermath of the incident, police located a damaged vehicle in close proximity and detained two individuals for questioning. However, they were later released without charges. It is suspected that a third individual, believed to be the shooter, had escaped on foot before the officers arrived.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with valuable information regarding this tragic event to reach out to the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or to share details anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing, with officers fervently working to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.