(HOUSTON) — The Houston Police Department responded to an active shooter situation in a shopping center that injured nine people, according to police Monday.
The suspect, a lawyer, was shot and killed, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police confirmed that they received a call that a firearm was discharged at 6:29 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect was firing, and officers fired back at him.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is in Cuba for a trade mission, told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV that the incident may have been related to the suspect’s work.
“[The suspect] was either fired or had a bad relationship with this law firm,” Turner said.
Weapons were found in the suspect’s Porsche, which was at the shopping center, and the bomb squad will investigate the vehicle, police said.
The suspect’s apartment will be investigated next.
Of the nine people wounded, one is in critical condition, another is in serious condition, and three were treated and released, police said.
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