Harris County, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a man dead on Saturday evening. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the incident took place at the underpass of the 5200 block of Aldine Mail Route and Eastex Freeway around 6 p.m.
During a news conference on Saturday night, Sheriff Gonzalez provided details of the shooting. He stated that a man exited a Ford Explorer, approached a light-colored sedan, and began assaulting another man in the vehicle. The man in the sedan then fired a pistol, striking and injuring the assailant.
The wounded man, identified as a 30-year-old Hispanic male, was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries. Shockingly, a 1-year-old toddler, possibly the victim’s child, was inside the vehicle during the shooting but was unharmed. A family member not involved in the shooting arrived at the scene and took the toddler to the hospital for precautionary reasons, as reported by Gonzalez.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear. Authorities are uncertain if the incident was a result of road rage or something else. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Gonzalez did not provide further details regarding the individuals involved in the shooting or any developments in the investigation. The incident has left the community in shock as they wait for more information and any updates from the authorities.