Two cars were involved in a minor crash Friday night in Galveston.
But, instead of exchanging insurance following the fender-bender, the parties swapped bullets, as gunfire erupted, when an altercation between the two parties went to the next level.
Police responded to the scene in the 4900 block of Ave J at about 7:30 p.m., where two male juveniles were allegedly assaulting an unidentified male in a green car.
The man, fed up with the escalating situation, retreated to his car for a handgun and shot the two young men, witnesses told police.
After the shooter fled, the two injured juveniles were driven to UTMB where one was listed in critical condition, and the other in stable.