HOUSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) — Police shot a man suspected of opening fire at vehicles Monday morning in Houston’s West University area, injuring multiple people, law enforcement said.
The suspect fired at least 30 times using a revolver, a witness said. Houston police said several people were injured before the suspect was shot by a police officer.
KPRC-TV, Houston, reported the suspect is alive and was taken into custody, and that six people were injured. Police did not confirm that number.
“We received a call at 6:29 [a.m.] we had a shooting at the Petco store. The first units were directed to the parking lot where the shooting was still active,” Jay Evans of the Houston Police Department said. “We now have approximately 20 [Emergency Medical Services] personnel vehicles on scene. We do not know, we do not have a count at this time as to how many people have been shot, but all of the people will be directed to local hospitals in the area that are going to be victims.”
A bomb squad was also sent to the area to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
Police asked local residents to shelter in place during the manhunt, and streets were closed to traffic. Officers concentrated much of their search on an apartment complex behind the strip mall, and police radio reported the suspect was seen hiding behind trees as he opened fire on vehicles.