Shooters injure 9 in Houston, 2 nearby Paris

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In Houston a gunman opened fire on morning commuters on Monday, injuring nine people, including one seriously, before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Shooting took place nearby shopping mall.

The victims suffered gunshot wounds to their extremities and a couple of the injuries was more serious, Fire Department spokesman Richard Mann told reporters.

One shooting victim is in critical condition and 5 others are being treated in local hospitals. Three more after receiving treatment were released.

Broken glass from shattered car windows littered a parking lot in an upscale shopping center near where the suspect fired 20 to 30 shots in the wealthy neighborhood of West University Place. All of the victims were inside their vehicles during the morning commute when they were shot.

“Shooter was killed”, Houston police confirmed.

Gunman appears to have been an attorney ‘whose relationship with his law firm went bad’, Houston mayor said.

No other details on the identity of the gunman were immediately available.

Shooting nearby Paris

Earlier two shoppers were injured by a gunmen in front of the supermarket in Paris on Monday. The attack took place at 12.30 p.m. local time.

Both victims a 57 year old woman and 73 year old man were seriously wounded.

Attacker opened fire from unknown reason in Le Port-Marly, the west of Paris. Witnesses said that attacker was a regular customer in his 70’s, local media reports.

“The suspect is known to police”, a source close to the investigation told French daily newspaper Liberation.

Police were called to the incident with the suspect currently holed up in an apartment, Reuters UK has reported.

In principle this may not be a terrorism issue, authorities said.

 

(pht/AFP/Reuters)

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