HOUSTON - Houston Police say an active shooter opened fire on moving traffic north of West University early Monday.
The Houston Fire Department confirms that six people were taken to the hospital with various injuries, but the extent of the injuries is not yet known.
Several vehicles stopped near the scene had bullet holes and busted windows. The injured patients were said to be drivers or passengers in the vehicles that were struck.
It all started when police and firefighters responded to Weslayan near Bissonnet at about 6:30 a.m. after reports of a shooting victim. Authorities discovered there was still an active shooter situation with multiple victims.
Bellaire, West University and HFD worked together to take the victims to the hospital as police looked for the gunman.
Police tracked down and "engaged" with the shooter, who was eventually "neutralized," HFD said. Police later confirmed the suspect had died.
As of 8:45 a.m., authorities said the scene is secure but a bomb squad was looking over the suspect's vehicle.
There are unconfirmed reports the suspect was hiding behind a tree when an officer took him or her down. The suspect's vehicle was located near The Oaks condominiums on Law Street, which remained locked down.
Roads in the area remain blocked off at this time. Boundaries of the shelter-in-place include:
Bissonnet to the south
Academy to the west
Drake to the north
Auden to the east
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