Driver found shot in car in northwest Harris County

A driver was shot Monday night and taken to the hospital in critical condition, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office says.

Authorities responded to a call in the 12700 block of Huffmeister Road around 9:45 p.m. and found a man shot in the driver’s seat.

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The sheriff’s office says the man was shot through the car, and the bullet went into his back and exited his chest.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says a man was found shot in the driver's seat of a car in the 12700 block of Huffmeister.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the sheriff’s office says the shooting appears to be drug-related.  Authorities are gathering information on where the shooting actually occurred.

A passenger in the car was detained and is said to be cooperating with investigators.