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HPD: Man fatally shot after someone followed pickup truck from gas station in NE Houston

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Police say a pickup truck drove to a school parking lot after someone fired shots at the vehicle.

HOUSTON – Police say a passenger in a pickup truck was shot and killed in northeast Houston after a group of suspects in another vehicle followed the pickup truck from a gas station.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Winfield and San Lucia River Drive around 11:30 p.m. Monday, but police believe the incident began at a gas station on E. Mt. Houston Road.

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According to police, three people were in the pickup truck at the gas station when a group of suspects in another vehicle drove up and said something to the people in the pickup truck.

Police say the pickup truck left, but the other vehicle apparently followed them to the intersection where the shooting occurred. Authorities say someone in the front passenger seat of the suspect vehicle opened fire on the pickup truck.

The pickup truck fled to a nearby school parking lot and stopped. HPD and HFD responded to the scene.

Police say a backseat passenger in the pickup truck was struck by the gunfire. The man, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspects are described only as three Hispanic males and one Hispanic female in a white, four-door Toyota.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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