HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -– Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early-morning home invasion and shooting.
It was reported before 3 a.m. Friday on Longview Street near Freeport Street in eastern Harris County.
Deputies said two men knocked on the front door of a home, waking up the renter inside. When the tenant opened the door, the men forced their way in and opened fire.
Deputies said the suspects shot the victim five times and then fled the scene, but it took nearly an hour for someone to call 911 to report the shooting.
The victim was sent to Ben Taub Hospital to undergo surgery.
A motive for the crime was not clear. The investigation is on-going.