Mom lost her kidney after being shot on 610 Loop

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A mother of five said she was lucky to be alive after being shot while driving on the 610 loop in southeast Houston.

“I really fought for my life, like, I fought for my life. I really did, I fought,” the woman asked not to reveal her name or face. to protect yourself.

A Houston Police Department spokesman said its Main Assault Division was investigating the incident and said it was open to the public and operated with no arrests.

Showing us her injuries after being shot in the back on our ABC13 camera, the woman explained, “I lost a kidney, so I have one now.”

She said it happened on Saturday, January 15 around 8am. She and her husband were driving to the LBJ hospital, where he worked in the kitchen.

They’re on the 610 Loop near Broadway St. in the southeast when she said a cream-colored Cadillac DTS with paper plates started slamming into them.

“They’re trying to push us, it’s like literally pushing us. That’s why, I don’t know if they’re trying to rob us or not.”

She said the driver then came up to them waving his gun and smiling at them. “So my husband sped away. We heard gunfire in our car.”

She said her husband, who also had a gun, fired back, trying to get the suspect to retreat, but the suspect, she said, returned fire – a single bullet went straight through her passenger side door.

“Eventually it went through the door and hit me. I thought it was going to graze me, but it actually went into my back and when it went through my back, it hit one of my kidneys. There it hit the vein of my gallbladder and it got stuck right there in my stomach.”

After the nephrectomy and second surgery to repair the gallbladder, the bullet remained in the woman’s stomach, where doctors said it would remain.

Her husband made it to LBJ that morning, but instead of running, he rushed his wife to the emergency department. She spent 12 days in the hospital, just thankful to be alive.

“I’d rather be here going through the healing process than my husband planning my funeral.”

And she wants to share her story now to help alert others and document what’s happening on the Houston freeways.

“At the end of the day, people target people like that, which doesn’t make any sense. It’s crazy. It’s really crazy out here.”

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