Houston police are investigating the shooting of a juvenile female at 9800 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) about 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 8).The victim, 9, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives I. Rios-Hernandez and J. Cimeni reported: Officers responded to a shooting call at a gas station at 7402 Fondren Road. Paramedics were called and transported the victim to the hospital. Further investigation revealed the victim was shot while her family was driving northbound on the Southwest Freeway near the above address. It is believed the suspect’s vehicle, described as a white GMC Denali pickup truck, cut off the family’s vehicle several times while on the freeway. The suspect driver got behind the family’s vehicle and someone inside the Denali fired shots toward the vehicle, striking the victim. The precise location of the shooting (on the freeway) is undetermined at this time.
The suspects are described only as a Hispanic male driver, possibly 20 to 30 years old with short hair, and a passenger, possibly a Hispanic female.Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. JFC/VHS 2-9-22 Inc #017448022