HOUSTON -- Police say a man was hit by a car and then shot by a suspect around 7 p.m. in south Houston on Wednesday according to CBS affiliate KHOU.
Homicide detectives were examining evidence from the scene, including the body, which was strewn in the middle of the road.
The victim, 30-year-old Durell Taylor, was pumping gas when he was approached by the suspect according to the station. Taylor then ran out into the street where he was hit by a car in oncoming traffic.
After Taylor was struck by the car, the suspect ran over to Taylor and shot him several times with a shotgun, according to police.
KHOU spoke to one man who said he saw the shooter. "It was a black sawed off shotgun. There was gunfire coming from it and bullets shooting towards the shopping fiesta. That's how I knew someone was dead in the middle of the street," Chris Christian told the station.
Marsia Zamora, who lives near the scene and drove past the incident shortly after the shooting told the station, "It's a constant thing in this area. It's very dangerous and I feel for the family and I hope they do catch him."
Emotions were high when Taylor's family arrived at the scene -- one woman collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The woman was reportedly Taylor's mother.
The station reports that Taylor leaves behind two children.
Police said they are working to gather more information regarding the shooter's motive, and the identity of the victim.
They said the suspect fled in a champagne Chevrolet Impala. He was only described as a thin black male who was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. The suspect also had a mustache.