Authorities in Texas are investigating a series of targeted shootings that left three motorcyclists dead and one injured on Friday, April 14.
The four victims were men between the ages of 32 to 69. The attacks occurred in separate locations, about 50 miles apart, on Interstate 45 in Spring and south of Huntsville. The victims were all wearing clothing associated with an outlaw motorcycle gang. A 61-year-old man survived the second shooting and was airlifted to a local hospital. His condition is still unknown.
Law enforcement officials have not identified any suspects, and the investigation is ongoing. The shootings are believed to be connected, and the general public is not believed to be at risk. The motive for the attacks is suspected to be related to the victims’ affiliation with an outlaw motorcycle gang.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the first shooting occurred around 11 a.m. on Friday. A 32-year-old man was shot while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 45 in Spring, 20 miles north of Houston. Responding officers rushed him to a local hospital, but doctors pronounced him dead later that afternoon.
About an hour later, officers from multiple agencies responded to calls about another shooting on the same interstate. The second one was somewhere south of Huntsville. Police found three victims with gunshot wounds. They pronounced two of them, aged 43 and 69, dead at the scene. The third victim, aged 61, was airlifted to a local hospital, and his condition remains unknown.
According to Investigators, the victims of both shooting incidents wore clothes that linked them to a motorcycle gang, leading them to believe the second shooting was related to the incident in Spring.
The police department and sheriff’s office have issued separate statements about the shootings, expressing condolences to the victims’ families and promising a thorough investigation.