Huntsville police say the death toll has risen to three following the death of another motorcyclist who was injured in a shootout by an unidentified gunman.
The incident happened Friday when the assailant fired at motorcyclists traveling in the Spring and Huntsville area.
In addition, another motorcyclist was injured.
Police say the first shooting took place at 11:08 a.m. on the service road in the 25000 block of I-45, where the suspect shot a motorcyclist.
Montgomery County deputies responded quickly to the incident and the 32-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital in hopes of recovery. Unfortunately, despite medical efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries later that day.
According to reports, the assailant continued on I-45 and Highway 19, just before reaching Huntsville, where three motorcyclists were shot.
Unfortunately, two of the bikers, aged 43 and 69, lost their lives instantly. The third victim, a 61-year-old man, was injured and was airlifted to Houston Medical Center’s Herman Memorial for treatment.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office believed that all of the individuals shot were linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Authorities have not released any information regarding the suspect’s identity or description of his vehicle. In light of the situation, authorities closed multiple lanes on I-45 and Interstate 19 at exit 114 to examine the area thoroughly.
Commuters were asked to stay away from the surrounding area and use the Sam Houston statue exit and avoid I-45 northbound to Clayton Homes.
The motive for the shooting has not yet been determined and multiple agencies are actively participating in the investigation.
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