HOUSTON – A woman has been injured following a possible road rage shooting in north Harris County, deputies confirmed Tuesday.
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting in the 2001 lock of N. Sam Houston Parkway W. around 2:45 p.m.
Deputies said the woman, who was in her early 20s, was driving a black SUV, and reportedly driving recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic and brake-checking other vehicles.
Investigators said a 4-door sedan with two men inside was behind the SUV when the woman was reportedly driving recklessly.
Deputies said the driver of the 4-door sedan got upset by the woman’s brake checking, and someone inside of the vehicle started shooting, striking the SUV before speeding off.
Deputies found the woman shot in the head. She was transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
“People just driving recklessly, speeding in and out of traffic. Somebody gets upset, they pull out a gun and fire shots at other people. You don’t have to react. Just pull back. Some other drivers just kind of pulled back when they saw the activity and that’s the right thing to do. Step back, notify authorities, and just don’t be part of the fray,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Road rage incidents are on the rise in 2021 with more than 890 calls for service involving road rage. According to authorities, the number of road rage calls is up from 831 calls reported in 2020.