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A man died early Sunday morning in northwest Houston after being shot while driving in a white pickup truck, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
The victim, a black male of an unidentified age, was shot in the head in the 1100 block of White Oak Bend Drive near Jones Road around 1:45 a.m. after being chased by another vehicle, authorities said.
The person in the car chasing the pickup pointed a gun out of the window and started shooting at the truck about six to seven times. One of the bullets went through the back of the window and hit the pickup truck driver in the head. He lost control and crashed into a parked car. The suspect in the other car fled the scene.
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The drivers were coming off of Jones Road, authorities said, when they turned and sped down White Oak Bend and the shooting began. The man who was shot was dead at the scene. There were a number of shell casings in the road.
Police believe the incident may be drug related because the deceased driver was holding a bag of marijuana in his hand.
Harris County homicide investigators are looking into where the suspects came from and why they were chasing the pickup.
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