HOUSTON—A suspect was at-large after he opened fire on two women inside his moving car and then pushed one of them to their death on the Katy Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department.
The subsequent investigation and cleanup closed the westbound lanes of the freeway from late Thursday night until 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to Houston TranStar.
Police said it was around 9 p.m. when some kind of altercation occurred in a blue Dodge Magnum with three people inside. A male driving the vehicle shot at the two women inside his car.
One of the women jumped from the car at slow speeds around Westgreen Boulevard and suffered injuries. It was unclear if she was shot, but Life Flight was called to transport her to the hospital in unknown condition.
The second woman was shot and then pushed from the car near Katy Fort Bend Road. Police said she was struck several times by other fast-moving vehicles traveling, killing her instantly.
HPD said the suspect driving the Dodge kept going until he struck the back of a flat bed, spinning out of control near Exit 731. His car come to a stop in the grassy median of the freeway, and the suspect ran away on foot.
Police said they are trying to determine if the situation was the result of a kidnapping.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
Check back for updates to this developing story.