Three Teens Shot in Possible Road Rage Incident

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Three young people were injured in a possible road rage incident in Houston, Texas. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on January 26, when the teenagers were in a Buick SUV on the highway southwest, near Gulfton. They had an interaction with the driver of a Toyota Tundra, who began following them near the Hillcroft Street exit. Both cars rolled down their windows and exchanged words, and the driver of the Tundra allegedly pulled out a gun and shot them while traveling on the I-69 Southwest Freeway.

The victims of the shooting included two women and a man. The 19-year-old front seat passenger was shot in the head and is in critical condition. Two women in the back seat, ages 18 and 19, were also shot, one in the knee and the other in the foot. The 19-year-old driver was not injured and took his friends to Memorial Hermann Southwest.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic, and investigators are working to determine who is responsible for the shooting. The Houston Police Department has recommended that people do not confront the other driver, make eye contact, or get out of the vehicle in case of road rage. They also advise letting the other driver move forward, getting as far away as possible, not rolling down the window, and going to a nearby police station or calling 911 if the situation becomes dangerous.

In another incident of road rage in Houston, Benjamin Greene and Nazly Ortiz are being charged following an altercation that occurred on I-45, northbound, near FM 1960. Ortiz, originally from Colombia, has a cleaning business with Greene, who is a US Navy veteran and has a 10-year-old son. The couple was involved in an incident where the driver of a pickup truck began to chase another vehicle with a 2-year-old child. The driver of the truck allegedly assaulted the other driver, and Ortiz fired two shots, one at the car with the child and another that hit a car dealership in the area.

The couple is being held in the Harris County jail and is expected to appear before a judge on Thursday, July 28th. The Houston Police Department advises that in case of a shooting, the three basic principles to survive are to run, hide, and fight.

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