Houston mall shooting
Six injured in Houston mall shooting; suspect shot by police
- Six people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a mall in Houston, Texas Monday before police shot him, police and firefighters said.
- Houston Fire Department spokesman Richard Mann said the injuries were of varying gravity with some suffering gunshot wounds and others cut by broken glass.
“Several people shot by suspect are being transported to area hospitals; unknown exact number or severity of injuries,” the Houston police said on its Twitter account.
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
Police shot the “active shooter” and there were “no reports of other suspects at this time,” it said.
- The shooting comes days after a shooting at a Washington state mall 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.
- Police have blocked off the intersection of Law and Weslayan, Houston Chronicle reported.
- Houston Police Department officers and first responders from the Houston Fire Department are gathered in the mall parking lot.
- The shooting comes three days after a shooting at a shopping mall in Washington state, in which five people were killed.
- The gunman in that attack, Arcan Cetin, 20, was born in Turkey and is a legal US permanent resident, officials say.
- The FBI have said there was no evidence that the shooting there was linked to terrorism.