A news crew from KTRK was working on location in Houston when they witnessed a road rage shootout that left one woman wounded.
Video journalist Gerzain Garcia recalled: “I heard gunshots. I said, ‘Let’s go,’ and we drove closer.”
Garcia and reporter Erica Simon arrived at the aftermath of a minor rear end collision between a Jeep and a gray Nissan sedan, but then two men got out of the cars and began shooting at each other in traffic.
Garcia added: “I thought they had stopped shooting,” but the men continued to wave their guns and shout threats.
Simon said she dove for cover:
I hit the ground behind our truck. I called my husband to let him know where his wife was in case something happened.
After the gunfire ended, Simon found a wounded female bystander with a graze to her head:
We tried to comfort her as best we could, and let her know an ambulance was on its way. A good Samaritan, an EMT, was applying pressure to her head to stop the bleeding.
Simon tweeted a picture of the victim who was taken to a local hospital:
Both of the men were apprehended by police.
The woman shot was an innocent bystander. She was grazed in the head but has since been transported to the hospital. An off duty EMT came to her aid and applied pressure until medics got there. pic.twitter.com/w3gYQ0z5po
— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) December 6, 2017