Man shot while in vehicle

A man was shot by someone in a passing vehicle early Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, whose name was unavailable, told officers that he was struck in the mouth by a bullet. He went to the hospital emergency room here for treatment and was then  transported to a Lubbock hospital. 

The shooting may be related to a shots fired incident that was reported a short time earlier.

Police received a call at 11:42 a.m. about  gunshots in the vicinity of Houston Street and West Avenue.  A short time later, officers found two empty shell casings from a handgun in the 1700-1800 blocks of West Houston Street.

They then responded to the 1700 block of Avenue I where they found the windshield of a Chevrolet Tahoe had been hit by two  bullets. One of the slugs hit the victim, said police Capt. Tammie McDonald.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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