Houston shooting: Suspect in clown mask kills man outside Gulf Freeway motel

A gunman in a clown mask opened fire on a car outside of a southeast Houston motel, killing a 31-year-old man early Monday morning, police say.

The shooting occurred around 1:17 a.m. in the 8900 block of the Gulf Freeway.

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According to police, a man was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Diamond Inn when the suspect walked up, fired several rounds and then fled northbound on the service road.

The man in the car was shot multiple times and died at the scene.


Suspect in shooting on Gulf Freeway (Photo: Houston Police Department)

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The suspect is described as a male, possibly bald, wearing a clown mask, dark hoodie, pants, and black sneakers with white soles. The mask had red and white coloring.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at (713)308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713)222-TIPS.