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Sheriff: Woman shot in possible road rage incident in NW Harris County

The woman was reportedly shot in the back of the head by a gunman in a four-door sedan, possibly a Cadillac, said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

HOUSTON — A woman was shot in the back of the head Tuesday during a possible road rage incident in northwest Harris County, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

At this time, the shooter is not in custody, but Gonzalez said deputies are looking for a four-door grey sedan, possibly a Cadillac, with paper tags. Two men were possibly inside the vehicle.

Gonzalez tweeted about the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. He said it happened on the service road in the 2000 block of N. Sam Houston Parkway West.

Gonzalez said the woman and the four-door sedan were both traveling westbound on the service road when the woman reportedly started tapping on her brakes repeatedly and swerving in and out of lanes.

Someone inside the sedan then opened fire towards the woman, shooting her in the back of the head, Gonzalez said. At least three shots were fired.

"It appears she was brake-checking them for a while," Gonzalez said. "Typically that happens when somebody is driving too closely or conducting some type of tailgating. She started brake-checking and the other vehicle perhaps becoming upset at it opened fire. So that's what we have right now."

The woman crashed into a nearby tree after being shot.

The driver of the sedan left the scene.

"This was obviously very reckless and dangerous," Gonzalez said. "You don’t have to react. You can just pull back. Step back and notify authorities.”

Gonzalez said investigators are talking to potential witnesses to try and get more information on this incident. Anyone who may have information on this scene is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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