SWAT officer killed a gunman Sunday morning in Houston after he walked into an auto detailing shop and started firing and killing a customer and injuring six others including two deputy constables.
The injured are not believed to be life-threatening and four of them including one woman were hospitalized.
Investigation is under process and one of the injured is suspected to have played a role in the firing as he was present at the scene and armed. Initially he was described as a suspect.
The police received first call about the shooting at 10:15 a.m. local time. It was defined a man in his 50s has entered the auto shop and has started firing.
According to neighbors, they had heard several gunshots and some of the injured were in fact shot while driving their vehicles. A gunfire had also hit a pump of a gas station next door too.
Police said three of their vehicles were damaged by gunfire and police helicopter was also shot at five times with high-powered weapon.
The gunman has not yet been identified and there is no information on his motive too. After an hour when the shootings began the SWAT officer managed killing the man.
Police spokesman John Cannon said, “If he hadn’t taken that action that quickly, this likely would have been a lot worse than it was.”
Cannon added the gunman may be identified on Monday by the county medical examiner.
Houston Police Union President Ray Hunt said one of the constables who was shot in the chest was wearing a bulletproof vest and also a metal breastplate.
Hunt added the second constable was shot in the hand.