Gunman fired several shots at vehicles near a shopping center

Multiple law enforcement officers are seen near a strip mall where a gunman fired shots at passersby in southwest Houston, Texas on Sept. 26, 2016. Several people were injured as a result. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle photo)


HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) - Several people have been shot and injured by a shooter in southwest Houston Monday morning.

The shooter has now been shot by Houston Police, according to the HPD Twitter page.No information was immediately available on the shooter's current condition.

The incident was initially reported at about 6:30 a.m. near the Randall's grocery store at Wesleyan and Bissonnet. According to ABC13, the shooter allegedly fired several shots into the strip center at that location.

Police have blocked off the intersection of Law and Weslayan. Houston Police Department officers and first responders from the Houston Fire Department are gathered in the mall parking lot.

A triage area has been set up in the area.

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Eduardo Andrade, 42, was driving his Audi A3 this morning on his way to La Fitness when he found himself thrust into the middle of an active shooter scene.

"As I was driving by Law Street I suddenly hard a big explosion," said Andrade. "I covered myself, accelerated and tried to get out of there. I did not know if someone was following me or trying to shoot me."

Two bullets struck his vehicle, one came through the windshield and the other the front-passenger window.

"One bullet hit here and the other here," he said, while pointing at the holes. "I felt the hot air."

The father of two who works in the oil and gas industry was on his way to exercise at his gym at about 6:25 a.m. when the shooting happened.

"It's so random, think of it, if I was driving a little faster or a little slower, the bullet would have had a different trajectory," he said.

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