Houston Police said a 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg while riding in his family’s truck on the Gulf Freeway feeder road and a dangerous freeway shooter is still on the loose.

The family was driving on the Gulf Freeway feeder road at 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, when a red sedan pulled alongside the truck and started firing multiple rounds at them, hitting the boy in the leg, said Houston Police spokesman John Cannon.

The boy was taken to the hospital and released later Sunday morning. Fortunately, no other family members were injured despite multiple bullet holes on the side of the truck.

“Road rage or not, shots being fired into a vehicle you don’t know who you’re going to hit, that’s uncalled for.”  Houston Police Assistant Chief Henry Gaw said, “That’s illegal and we just can’t have this.”

Police are still investigating the circumstances around the shooting and said road rage could be one possible motive. They are asking for anyone with information to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 to report any tips.

Anyone with information could be paid up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.


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