HOUSTON, Texas —
Timing is every little thing, and when a information crew from ABC11’s sister-station KTRK opted to work out of a parking zone on Westheimer close to Kirkwood Wednesday, the timing could not have been extra scary.
“I heard gunshots,” stated video journalist Gerzain Garcia. “I stated, ‘Let’s go,’ and we drove nearer.”
What he noticed was the aftermath of a comparatively minor rear finish collision between a Jeep and a grey Nissan sedan. Nobody might have predicted what would occur subsequent.
Two males emerged from the automobiles, and some moments later, each had drawn pistols and have been firing at one another in the midst of visitors.
“I assumed that they had stopped capturing,” stated Garcia. He began recording after the final shot ended, however nonetheless, the lads continued to threaten and wave the weapons at one another, all of which is recorded on his exceptional video, the digital camera serving as an eyewitness.
Eyewitness Information reporter Erica Simon had taken cowl.
“I hit the bottom behind our truck,” she stated. “I referred to as my husband to let him know the place his spouse was in case one thing occurred.”
After the gunfire ended, she walked across the truck, solely to see a lady bleeding. A bystander throughout the road had been struck by one of many bullets, with a graze to her head.
“We tried to consolation her as greatest we might, and let her know an ambulance was on its means. An excellent Samaritan, an EMT, was making use of strain to her head to cease the bleeding,” Simon stated.
RAW VIDEO: Two males face one another with weapons drawn after an accident on Westheimer
The lady was handled at a close-by hospital.
One of many shooters was wounded as properly. Police consider he was struck within the chest. Regardless of the damage, he continued to stroll together with his gun raised towards the opposite driver.
Police arrived shortly and took each males into custody. The wounded driver was taken to Ben Taub Hospital.
The lady shot was an harmless bystander. She was grazed within the head however has since been transported to the hospital. An off obligation EMT got here to her assist and utilized strain till medics obtained there. pic.twitter.com/w3gYQ0z5po
— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) December 6, 2017
Different drivers caught within the visitors discovered themselves trapped within the gunfire, together with Annie Ranck.
“I noticed one man with a gun not 20 yards from me, and he was capturing his gun in all instructions. I flashed my lights at different drivers. I needed to warn individuals about what was occurring,” Ranck stated.
She was among the many first to name 9-1-1.
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