Mark A. Williams, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 177

A California man was killed and his female companion critically injured after being shot multiple times as they sat in a Cadillac Escalade at a west side apartment complex.

Mark A. Williams, 28, of Lynwood, California, was sitting in the silver SUV with Danielle M. Coats, 23, of Seguin, about 10:25 a.m. Wednesday when the incident occurred, police said. Williams was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene; Coats was shot once and was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where she is in critical condition.

The shooting happened in the 8600 block of Woodway Drive, which isn't exactly Murder Central.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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