(HOUSTON) — A woman is being treated at a Houston hospital after she was shot in the head after an alleged road rage incident Friday that turned violent, police said.
The female driver honked her horn at a white SUV after getting on Interstate 45, which Harris County assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman said led to the suspect heckling her.
The driver of the SUV then pulled up to the victim’s right side window and fired one shot at the female driver, hitting her in the back of the head, Herman said at a news conference Friday morning.
The 28-year-old victim, who has not been identified by authorities, “was coherent enough” to pull over and call 911. It was only during the call that she realized she was bleeding from her head, Herman said.
“She blacked out several times at the scene but she was coherent enough to give investigators some information about the case,” Herman added.
The shooting took place shortly after 7 a.m. as the victim was headed to work. She was able to communicate her husband’s contact information to first responders and he was with her when she was transported to a local hospital, police said.
Herman said the woman was critically injured and may still have a bullet in her body. She remains in and out of consciousness, police said.
There were reportedly other calls made to 911 about a driver in a white SUV and now investigators are trying to track the driver, who they believe is a man who was wearing a blue baseball cap. He was last seen going southbound on I-45.
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