Houston Police take down black male who shot several people in a strip mall

ABC 13:
Several people were injured and a shooting suspect was taken down by police after he opened fire at a strip center in southwest Houston.


Click the link above to watch live streaming video from abc13.com

Many questions remain as to a motive for the violent shooting at the Randalls supermarket strip center on Weslayan at Bissonnet.

Houston Fire Department says six people were taken to area hospitals after they were injured by the reported shooter.
Weslayan remains closed to traffic while officers investigate the scene. Meantime, a triage center has been set up and EMS is treating victims at the scene.

An HPD bomb squad was called to the scene after a suspicious vehicle was found near the scene.
At around 6:30 this morning, HFD scanners reported a suspect was at a strip center firing upon vehicles. The suspect was described as a black male with a revolver.

"We received a call at 6:29 that we had a shooting at the Petco store...the first units were directed to the parking lot where the shooting was still active," HFD's Jay Evans says.
"We now have approximately 20 EMS personnel vehicles on scene. We do not know, we do not have a count at this time as to how many people have been shot, but all of the people will be directed to local hospitals in the area that are going to be victims."

Emergency vehicles flooded the area around the strip center bordered by Weslayan, Bissonnet and Law Street.

Antoine Wilson witnesses the shooting and told Eyewitness News he was shaken up after being caught in the crossfire.

"I literally heard the gunshots past my face," Wilson says. "It's a hard pill to swallow."

Wilson said there was a steady shooting back and forth as officers worked to bring the active shooting situation to a close.
Police concentrated much of their focus during the shooting on an apartment complex on nearby Law Street, located behind the strip center.

HFD officials reported on radio that the suspect was seen behind some trees as he opened fire on vehicles in the area.
There is more video at the ABC 13 link above.   It sounds like the shooting was inside Loop 610 or very near it.  Traffic from the Southwest Freeway may be effected by the closing of Weslayan.  Police and EMS units responded quickly to the scene and are probably still sorting out what happened.

The shooter has been identified as a lawyer who was upset with his law firm.  The car they are examining is said to be his Porsche.


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