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TEEN SHOT IN NEW CANEY AFTER ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

Just after 9 pm Saturday night, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting on the I-69 feeder southbound just south of SH-99 in front of the busy Valley Ranch Shopping Center. Units responding found a white Chevrolet pickup had gone off the feeder into the tree-lined median between the freeway. The truck had extensive damage. They then learned there was a second Chevrolet truck that had been hit by the first truck and crashed through over 100 feet of trees and slammed into the guardrail along the main lanes of the freeway. That vehicle had a bullet hole through the back window, and the male passenger had been shot. The bullet entered the rear window, grazed the 17-year-old’s left ear, and exited through the front windshield. He was transported to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition. According to Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden, there had been an earlier altercation That turned into a road rage incident. Both vehicles had left that location and one vehicle was pursuing the other at a high rate of speed. Shots were fired and the vehicles collided sending them off the freeway. The driver of the truck that was struck with the bullet remained on the scene. The driver of the vehicle the shot came from was located and is being questioned. The shooter who was the passenger in the pursuing vehicle has been identified and is being sought by deputies. The southbound feeder remained closed as the investigation took place. Wreckers had a very difficult time removing the vehicles which will be impounded and processed for additional evidence. There were several witnesses, however, Constables are asking for any additional witnesses to come forward. Constable Hayden said the teen who was shot was lucky as if he had looked the other way the shot may have been fatal.

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