Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

September 26, 2016 11:12 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.

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Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the wealthy neighborhood of West University Place, acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.

One of the victims was in critical condition and another was in serious condition.

Montalvo declined to identify the suspect but said he was a lawyer and had concerns about his law firm. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in Cuba on a trip to develop trade relations, told reporters, “The motivation appears to be a lawyer whose relationship with his law firm went bad.”

Firing in Paris supermarket

French police officials said on Monday a man had opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and injured two people. Elite police were at a building where a suspect was holed up, the officials said.

According to BFM TV, the man was known to police for violent behavior.

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