HOUSTON- Police and fire officials have confirmed that six people were injured in a shooting that broke out at a southwest Houston shopping center Monday morning.
The suspected shooter was shot and killed by police, per Houston Police’s Twitter account. Police are now saying the suspect was reportedly a lawyer. Investigators are working to determine if issues at his firm led to the shooting.
The Houston Police Department broke the news through Twitter. They also tweeted out that those wounded in the attack were being transported to area hospitals.
According to one of the fire officials, some people were shot while inside their cars and the conditions of those wounded by the shots has varied. Others were hit with glass fragments from shattering car windows.
An official told reporters that there were several people with extremity injuries and a couple were more serious.
Fox News was told by a nearby homeowner that his wife heard gunshots at 6:30 a.m. Police were seen going into a nearby condo shortly after that.
Another witness told ABC13 that the shooter fired three or four shots into the front window of her car and also shot out the side windows of her car.
When the news initially broke reports suggested there were seven people hurt, but police have now increased that number to nine people injured, one in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital, and one serious at Ben Taub Hospital.
Houston Fire Department issued an order to shelter in place while they searched the premises of the Oaks at West University apartment complex. At this time it is unknown what authorities were searching for.
ABC13 reported that a Houston Police Department bomb squad was seen at the site after a suspicious vehicle was discovered. The vehicle is believed to belong to the suspected shooter. Houston Police Department say they found additional weapons inside the vehicle.
The name of the suspected shooter has not been released yet. News Talk Florida will follow this story and continue to update as new information becomes available.