Houston police say that officers have shot a suspect who opened fire in the city on Monday morning, taking him into custody before he could take any lives.
According to Houston Office of Emergency Management spokesman Michael Walter, a minimum of nine individuals were transported to hospitals with injuries from the shooting.
The incident took place near Wesleyan Street and Bissonnet Street.
The statuses of those injured are unknown at the moment.
There are no reports of any other shooters at this time, per the Houston Police Department official Tweeter feed.
It wrote the following shortly after apprehending the suspect, whose name has not yet been released:
An emergency alert went out this morning that stated the shooting scene was believed to have been contained to the area of a strip mall. The alert told residents in the area to stay far away.
Authorities have not released further details regarding the shooting, according to CNN and other outlets.
But KTRK reports that firefighters and police officers swarmed the scene once gunfire broke out.
UPDATE: At least one victim is in critical condition, while another is in serious condition. The conditions of the other victims remain unknown.
We're also learned that the suspect was an attorney and that authorities are investigating whether issues at his law firm led to the shooting.
A bomb squad reportedly searched the suspect's vehicle and found "additional weapons inside," the police now confirm.
One witness, Antwon Wilson, told ABC 13 that he was caught in the crossfire.
And he'll never forget the experience.
"I literally heard the gunshots past my face," he told the station. "It's a hard pill to swallow."