Two young brothers were forced to grab the wheel of their father’s vehicle after he was fatally shot while driving along a busy Houston freeway, and the two boys bravely managed to steer the car to safety.
Their father, described by the Houston Police Department as a 29-year-old man, was driving the family’s Toyota Sequoia along Interstate 10 with his two sons, ages 6 and 8, when he was fatally shot around 11 pm, according to
The boys told investigators that they thought someone had thrown a rock at the SUV after hearing a ‘pop’ sound, but jumped into action after noticing their father had slumped over in the driver’s seat,
The two quick-thinking brothers somehow managed to steer the vehicle as it traveled along the freeway and parked it safely in a parking lot at a strip mall.
One of the boys then proceeded to exit the SUV and get help for his fatally wounded father, who remained in the drivers seat until authorities arrived, Houston Police Department Public Information Officer John Cannon told the network.
The two boys somehow managed to steer the SUV to safety as their father lay slumped over the driver’s seat
A Houston Police Department officer investigates the Toyota Sequoia that was driven by the 29-year-old father who was shot to death while driving his sons, ages 6 and 8
A woman at a nearby Chili’s restaurant came to the child’s aid and called the police.
While their father was pronounced dead at the scene, neither boy sustained any injuries.
‘We don’t know if it was targeting or road rage,’ Cannon said while speculating the cause behind their father’s fatal shooting.
Cannon said that police are actively searching for the gunman as they work to piece together the investigation.
However, he did reveal that the department is on the lookout for a ‘white passenger vehicle’ in relation to the crime.
A woman at a nearby Chili’s restaurant came to the child’s aid and called the police
Pictured: Interstate 10 in Houston, Texas, where police say two young boys steered their father’s car to safety after he was fatally shot while driving along the busy freeway
No arrests have been made as of Sunday, according to the Houston Police Department.
Meanwhile, investigators involved with the case say they are currently canvassing the freeway to review any potential video from surveillance cameras posted in the area, to ‘see if this was captured at all,’ Cannon added.
Anyone with any information should reach out to Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.