HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 19-year-old man is expected to survive after being shot in the face during a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in northwest Harris County, deputies said.
According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, the victim apparently stopped off to visit his grandmother and was walking home on North Meadow when something went terribly wrong.
“We were inside watching the game, and we heard what we thought was fireworks,” said neighbor Bruce Davenport. “A little while later, we came out, and there was police everywhere.”
“He was screaming on the ground. He was screaming and hollering, somebody help me,” said Richard Edwards, who lives across the street from where the shooting took place.
He had been shot three times – in his knee, elbow and face. Deputies did recover what appeared to be shell casings at the scene, the apparent result of a drive-by shooting.
The victim was unable to identify the shooter. Remarkably, in spite of a gunshot wound to the face, he is expected to make a full recovery.