Two dead, including one suspect, in Houston shooting: police | Reuters

One suspect was dead and a second was wounded after reports of multiple gunshots in Houston, while another person was found dead in a vehicle, police said on Sunday.

The Houston Police Department said in a Facebook post that an active shooter situation was still in effect and advised area residents to shelter in place or to stay away.

The wounded suspect was transported to a nearby hospital, it said.

In an earlier post, police said officers were responding to reports of a male firing shots in an area of west Houston just east of the Sam Houston Tollway, a major highway dissecting the Texas city.

Representatives of the Houston Police Department declined further comment. The Houston Fire Department could not be reached immediately for comment.

Television news footage showed cars in the area with their windows smashed, apparently from gunshots. It was not immediately clear if those incidents were related to the fatal shootings.

A gasoline station near the shootings was set on fire, according to Houston's ABC 13 News, but it was unclear the cause of the blaze and any link to the shootings. Video footage showed aerial views of a burned-out filling station surrounded by fire and emergency vehicles.

Residents told ABC 13 that they heard multiple rounds of gunfire ringing out late on Sunday morning, as people were preparing for Memorial Day barbecues and other outdoor activities.

(Reporting By Frank McGurty in New York; Editing by Phil Berlowitz and Nick Zieminski)

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Updated Date: May 30, 2016 00:30:09 IST

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