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Police: 16-year-old gunman who shot woman in head outside Houston gas station is still on the run

Police said the teenager, who remains unnamed, will face a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in juvenile court.

HOUSTON — A 16-year-old male opened fire on a vehicle at a north Houston gas station late Thursday, shooting a young woman in the back of the head, police said.

The shooting was reported before 9 p.m. outside a store in the 1300 block of Crosstimbers, according to the Houston Police Department.

As of late Friday morning, police had not released the teenager's identity because he is facing charges in juvenile court. Police said the teen is still on the run and facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim's name has also not been released, but police said she is an 18-year-old who is in critical condition.

Police said the victim and a 20-year-old man were sitting in a car outside the gas station when the suspect came outside. He looked into the vehicle and then opened fire on both before fleeing the scene.

The man was not hurt, and he immediately left the scene as well to rush the woman to a hospital in The Heights. From there the woman was airlifted to the Texas Medical Center, police said.

Outside the hospital, the man's car could be seen with several bullet holes in it.

Police said there is surveillance video from the store and across the street that they hope will help in their investigation. At this time, they have not offered a possible motivation for the shooting.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime can call the police department at 713-308-8800 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.