7 people injured in southwest Houston shooting, sources say
HOUSTON – Seven people were injured in a shooting at a shopping center Monday morning in southwest Houston, and the gunman was shot and in custody, police sources said.
Dozens of police vehicles could be seen just before 7 a.m. at a strip mall on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets.
Police would only say that there are several victims at the scene. However, sources told KPRC2 that at least seven people were injured in the shooting, and that the gunman was shot, was still alive and in custody.
Active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our officers; no reports of other suspects at this time #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 26, 2016
Several people shot by suspect are being transported to area hospitals; unknown exact number or severity of injuries #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 26, 2016
A KPRC2 crew reported hearing several gunshots at the scene when they arrived.
A witness, who called 911, told KPRC2 that she heard as many as 30 shots fired. She said that the man had been shooting for at least 15 minutes by the time police arrived.
There were also several police vehicles at an apartment complex next to the shopping center, but it was not clear how that scene was connected to the shooting scene.
A message sent to parents of students at West University Elementary said the city's police chief told him that there is no danger to the school, but a police officer was at the school until the situation is totally cleared.
The message also said that police are investigating a suspicious vehicle at the scene, and that part of the city is under a shelter-in-place order.
Students of the school who live in Sunset Terraces of the Chimney areas will not have sbesnces counted against them, the message said.
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