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Houston mall shooting : 6 Injured and Suspect shot by police

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.

Houston mall shooting

  • “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.



  • 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.

Houston mall shooting

  • 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.




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