Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road
September 7, 2023 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman and wounding of a man at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road about 2:45 a.m. today (Sept. 7).
The identity of the female victim, 34, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The male victim, 41, was transported to an area hospital where he was undergoing surgery.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Meek and Detective M. Castillo reported:
Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the above address and observed the victims inside a crashed vehicle. The female was in the driver's seat and the male was a front passenger. Both had multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced the woman deceased and transported the male to the hospital. The woman's son, 3 years of age, a backseat passenger, was not injured.
According to a witness, the victims' vehicle and another vehicle were traveling eastbound on West Gulf Bank Road when a suspect(s) in that other vehicle began to shoot at the victims' vehicle. The witness stated the suspect's vehicle had a tire blow out after it hit the curb and left the scene. Officers located a vehicle nearby with matching damage and detained two people.
The two individuals were questioned and released without charges filed at this time. It is believed a third individual, the shooter, fled on foot prior to officers' arrival.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.