HOUSTON A 17-year-old was shot in the head early Saturday after leaving a southwest Houston nightclub, according to Houston police.

The teen and four of his friends were driving on Wilcrest at Village Bend shortly after 2 a.m. when a gold-colored Camry pulled alongside them.

Someone in the Camry opened fire, striking the teen.

The car then sped away.

The teen was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

Police do not know if the shooting was connected to an earlier call about shots fired at the nightclubs the teens were at on Wilcrest at Harwin. An officer responding to that call was intentionally struck by a driver trying to flee the scene.

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