Two men were shot dead on Houston freeway at rush hour after another vehicle spun them out; A manhunt for the shooter is now underway
Asst Chief Dobbins provides update on East Freeway shooting https://t.co/mapVcLmp7g
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According to Fox2 A gunman is on the run after killing two people on a Houston freeway as horrified motorists watched during evening rush hour, authorities said.
Police initially got the call of an accident at 5:55 p.m. Thursday but when they arrived seven minutes later, they found a shooting scene.
The fatal shooting started as a crash between two cars going eastbound on Interstate 10, Houston Police assistant chief Bobby Dobbins said at a news conference.
“One of the vehicles struck the other vehicle and spun it out … similar to a pit maneuver,” he said.
Two occupants from the vehicle that hit the other came out, and one had a weapon, police said. He started firing at the vehicle they’d just hit and pursued it as it rolled down the hill, firing rounds, police said.
“At one point, the vehicle came to a stop. He got in front of the vehicle and fired rounds into the front windshield of the vehicle,” Dobbins said. “Road rage? An accident? Narcotics? We just don’t know yet so I won’t speculate,” he added. “I will say there were narcotics found in this vehicle…