Innocent bystander grazed in Houston road rage shooting

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Reporter Erica Simon describes the chaos as gunfire erupted on one of the busiest roads in Houston.

HOUSTON -- Investigators say a violent shootout on one of Houston's busiest roads left a woman and a suspect shooter injured.

Gunfire erupted after two men were involved in a crash on Westheimer and South Kirkwood just before 2:45 p.m.

Eyewitness News reporter Erica Simon was at the scene preparing for a story when the sound of gunshots filled the air.

"We look around and see a shootout in the middle of the street," Simon wrote on Twitter. "Bullets flying everywhere. I just ducked and prayed."

EYEWITNESS VIDEO: Suspect opens fire on Westheimer

Simon says a woman was injured in the crossfire as both suspects fired on one another.

An off-duty EMT rushed to help the woman, who had a bullet graze her head.

RAW VIDEO: Two men face each other with guns drawn after an accident on Westheimer

One of the suspected shooters was placed into an ambulance and taken to Ben Taub Hospital with a gunshot injury. The second shooting suspect is in police custody.