HOUSTON, Texas (CBS NEWS/AP) – Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the city’s southwest and that officers shot and killed the gunman.
Police said via Twitter Monday that an “active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our officers” and that there are no reports of other suspects “at this time.”
CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports at least six people were injured in the shooting and transported to local hospitals, but officials have not provided details about the severity of their injuries. It’s not clear if the gunman was among those transported to hospitals, nor if the gunman is alive still.
Police say a bomb squad is investigating the scene.
Active shooter scene still active but contained. Suspect DOA. Media staging area at Wells Fargo parking lot at 3900 Bissonnett & Weslayan.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 26, 2016
KHOU reports that several vehicles parked near the scene had bullet holes and busted windows. The injured patients were said to be drivers or passengers in the vehicles that were struck.
The shooting comes days after a shooting at a Washington state mall by a 20-year-old that left five people dead. On Sept. 17, a 20-year-old man stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall before being shot to death by an off-duty police officer.
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