Tuesday 21 November 2017

Gunman among at least two dead in Houston shooting

Police are investigating following the shooting
Police are investigating following the shooting

A gunman and at least one other person are dead after a shooting in Houston, Texas.

Police said there were two armed suspects involved. One was killed and the second was wounded and taken to a hospital. The second person killed was found inside a vehicle.

Authorities had urged residents of the west side neighbourhood to remain in their homes amid reports of a man firing a weapon.

At least one motorist told Houston television station KHOU his pick-up truck was hit by a bullet that went through a door.

Authorities have blocked several streets in the area to keep traffic out. Police said there is an active investigation on the scene.

Two officers and three citizens were also shot, and a police helicopter was shot at with a "high-powered" weapon.

Press Association

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