Nine injured in Houston shooting, attacker gunned down by cops
Washington: As many as nine persons were injured when an armed man fired multiple shots at a strip mall in Houston city of Texas in United States on Monday. Subsequently, he was gunned down by the police.
“A shooter at Weslayan near Bissonet has been neutralised by our officers. Moreover, there were no reports of other suspects,” tweeted Houston Police.
“The attacker was shot by the cops and was declared dead on arrival at a nearby health facility,” said a police spokesperson in Houston. According to official sources, the man was armed with several lethal weapons.
Tweets by Houston Police in this connection:
- Among the injured, three people have been discharged after treatment while six are still hospitalised.
- A Porsche car carrying weapons was cleared by bomb squads near the scene.
- The vehicle in question is registered in the name of Nathan Desai.
- Desai has been identified as a local lawyer.