HCSO Invstigates After Individuals Are Thrown From Vehicle

Harris County Sheriff’s officials are investigating an incident that happened shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Thursday after deputy pulled up on what he thought was a major accident on Beechnut.

After the deputy was flagged down by a motorist, he soon discovered that a man had been shot and three other individuals had been pushed out of a moving vehicle.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office provides additional details about the incident: “During the investigation, deputies were told by one of the victims that they were from Honduras and had been recently smuggled into the country. They told investigators they were being driven to an undisclosed location in southwest Houston when a dark SUV began pursuing their vehicle and shooting at them. When they arrived at 13600 Beechnut the four were pushed out of the vehicle and into the street. The van they were traveling in and the SUV took off chasing each other again as they traveled north on Eldridge.”

The man who sustained the gunshot wound was transported to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital and was listed in good condition.The other three individuals, two females and a male, were all transported to West Houston Medical Center in good condition.

“The HCSO will investigate the shooting incident and is assisting the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) with determining the facts of the case”, added the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Cicely C. Mitchell/ CBS Radio Houston

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