(HOUSTON) — One person was killed and five others, including two police officers, were wounded in Houston Sunday after two men opened fire with what officials said were high powered weapons.
One of the suspects was killed, though it was yet clear who shot him, and a second was wounded after a SWAT team responded, police said.
“One of the suspects was shot and he has expired. We believe he was shot by the other suspect, and the other suspect was eventually shot by one of the SWAT officers when a SWAT team responded,” Houston Interim Police Chief Martha Montalvo said.
“The suspect had high powered weapons, AR 15s that they were using, that they were able to actually shoot at a helicopter,” she said.
Police received a call about an active shooter at 10:15 a.m., and when the first officer arrived, he was met by a gunman shooting at his vehicle, Montalvo said.
“A suspect shot at the responding officer several times on his windshield,” Montalvo said. “By the grace, you know, of God, he did not sustain any injuries.”
With the suspects shooting at responding officers and even at a police helicopter overhead, a SWAT team was quickly called in, and the area was cordoned off.
“We do not have a motive at this time,” the police chief said. “This is still ongoing, and we’re trying to ask the same thing — what happened.”
She said investigators were in the process of identifying the suspects, whom she described as white or Hispanic males.
“We don’t know what started this, but what we do know is they were shooting randomly … just at whoever came upon the scene,” she said.
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