Robbers ambushed a Texas father and son at a car wash Friday, killing the man and wounding his son, police in Houston said.
At 9:42 p.m. officers responded to reports of a shooting, the Houston Chronicle reported. They arrived to find a man in his 40s or 50s dead, and the son wounded.
Houston Police are on scene on Friday, March 25, 2022.
The two were washing their pickup truck in one of the two bays when two men in ski masks ambushed and robbed them, police told KTRK-TV. One of the men began pistol whipping the son. He ran away, and one would-be robber shot him in the leg.
“Once that happened, the second suspect, also armed with a pistol, turned and shot the father in the car wash bay,” Cmdr. Michael Chaney told KTRK.
Both suspects ran away on foot.
The son called paramedics and directed them to his father, who could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify the victims, according to KHOU-TV, and are still seeking the suspects.
The son, whose age was not released, is expected to recover.
Police spoke to one witness who heard shots, and are reviewing surveillance footage, KTRK reported.