Snapchat video shows people shooting guns out of vehicle in West Houston

Clips show 2 people shooting about 14 rounds

HOUSTON – An unsettling string of Snapchat videos has one west side community on edge.

The clips appears to show two people shooting about 14 rounds out of a moving car early Tuesday morning.

We're not showing their faces, because no one's been charged with a crime.

"It's a little bit scary. You don't know where the shots are going," worried resident Bill Kraft said.

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Based off the location of the Snapchat map, it was geo-tagged, or tracked, right along Highway 6 behind Kraft's home. He said he heard a loud sound he thought was a car backfiring.

"Then I heard two more rapid shots, which I thought, 'This isn't a car. It's got to be something else,'" Kraft said.

We decided to drive the same path the video appears to have taken, and it wasn't long before we discovered more possible evidence connected to the videos.

We found what looks to be a bullet hole in a business sign.

Another worried resident, who didn't want to be identified, said, "It's absolutely terrifying to know that somebody is just free shooting down the street."

We reached out to the Houston Police Department to see if they were investigating, but surprisingly, we were told they're not, since a formal complaint hasn't been filed yet.

We also spoke to a social media and tech specialist to get their take on the video.

"First impression is real video; it is very difficult to fake things through Snapchat. Your location on the app is tied to your location in real life. There's not a way to fake that," said Kristy Gillentine, vice president of public engagement for Drive West Communications and a social media specialist.

For now, worried residents are left calling on police to look into to the matter sooner, rather than later.

"I think if you have video proof of it, Snapchat or otherwise, it's important to follow up on it," said the worried resident.


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