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Two Victims Run Down In Montrose May Have Been Targeted

HOUSTON  — The Houston Police Department is on the hunt for suspects involved with running down an award-winning executive chef and another man in the Montrose area around 2:44 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017.

Houston Police have identified the victims as Chad Travis, 31 of Delaware and William Cowsert, 44, of San Antonio.  Houston Police believe that Cowsert is not a real name.  Travis was in Houston as guest chef working backstage at the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo that ended on Sunday.

Houston Police confirm that at least one of the victims has refused to cooperate with investigators, making the investigation difficult. Both victims have been released from the hospital.

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Hyde Park Bulverde at Helena Street. Witnesses describe the double hit and run as possibly “targeted.”  Houston Police are looking at all options, including hate crime motives.

Conflicting early reports from several local media outlets indicated the hit and run involved one car.

Witnesses indicate there were two. “There were two cars, it looked like the red suv swerved on purpose to hit one guy,” one witness tells About News. “Then the car drives right at the next guy.” The witness explains the men were not in the street, but standing in an empty space between two cars.

“Right after the red car hit the men, a black BMW drove up. The occupants of both the cars seemed to cheer loudly,” the witness says.

This is the second hit and run at the same location in a week.

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