This is a bizarre situation. A ‘disgruntled’ lawyer down on his luck hardly fits the profile of a mass shooter. In the shooting, one person was in critical condition.
Nine people were shot and wounded, one critically, in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, authorities said.
The first report of the shootings began at about 6:30am near Weslayan and Bissonnett streets in southwest Houston.
When officers arrived, the suspect began firing at them, police Chief Martha Montalvo said.
Police shot the man, who has not been named. He died later at the scene.
Numerous weapons were found at the scene, Montalvo said, and a bomb-squad robot is looking at a Porsche that’s believed to be the shooter’s.
Houston police say the car ‘had additional weapons inside.’
Some witnesses have described the gunman firing dozens of shots at cars passing through a condo complex, which is near the affluent West University Place community.
Several cars with bullet holes and shattered windows were at a parking lot near the condo complex.
Of the nine wounded, one is in critical condition, another is in serious condition and three people were treated and released, Montalvo said.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is in Cuba for a trade mission, told KTRK-TV that the lawyer was ‘disgruntled.’
‘He was either fired or had a bad relationship with this law firm,’ Turner said.
‘The investigation is active. It’s very, very early. We want to make sure there is no other gunman. We are checking every angle, I can assure you,’ Turner told the TV station.
Cars and windows had bullet holes at the scene where the suspect, described as a black male, allegedly fired about 6:30am with a revolver at a strip mall.