Family of 5 Struck By Suspects Fleeing the Scene of a Shootout
ABC 13 in Houston reported on their website that a family of five was struck by a vehicle carrying two suspects who were involved in a shootout in South Houston on Thursday, June 24th, 2021.
According to a statement released by the Houston Police Department, the incident happened at approximately 11:50 PM along the South Freeway. The driver, who was the father of the family of five, was driving a black Chevy and was attempting a legal left turn at an intersection near Old Spanish Trail. As he entered the turn, a silver Toyota blew through the red light and t-boned the Chevy.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash. The family was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials believe that the two men who had been inside the Toyota at the time of the crash had been involved in an earlier shootout with another vehicle. The shootout took place in front of an Exxon gas station located a short distance from the crash site.
After the crash with the family’s vehicle, the two men attempted to flee the scene on foot. They were later apprehended and placed under arrest.
Police officers found a gun inside the Toyota and several bullet holes in the body of the vehicle.
No further information was released at the time of the report.