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2 die in Houston highway gunfire after crash, shooter sought

August 9, 2019
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Houston Police investigate the scene of a shooting during rush hour on I-10 East near Mercury Drive, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Houston. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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Houston Police investigate the scene of a shooting during rush hour on I-10 East near Mercury Drive, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Houston. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say two men have died in gunfire following a rush hour traffic accident in which a suspect blamed for the Intestate 10 crash opened fire and then fled.

No one has been arrested in the attack around 6 p.m. Thursday. In a social media statement, Police Chief Art Acevedo said the shootings were likely drug-related.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle hit a car, causing the second vehicle to spin out. Police say a man got out of the first car and shot at the second vehicle, killing both men inside.

Police found narcotics in the vehicle carrying the victims. Their names weren’t immediately released.

Police on Friday announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges.

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