Houston shooting: Suspect pronounced dead



By Samira Said and Catherine E. Shoichet

(CNN) — [Breaking news alert, posted at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday]

The suspect in a shooting in southwest Houston was pronounced dead after a shootout with police, Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.

The police chief declined to release the suspect’s identity, but told reporters “he is a lawyer and there were issues concerning his law firm.”

[Previous story, posted at 9:31 a.m. ET Monday]

Police say they’ve shot a suspect who opened fire in a strip mall parking lot in southwest Houston Monday morning.

At least six people were transported to hospitals with injuries, Houston Office of Emergency Management spokesman Michael Walter said.

An emergency alert from the city said the shooting scene is believed to be contained to the area of a shopping center and warned residents to avoid the area.

Authorities have not released further details about the shooting, which took place in a strip mall parking lot near the corner of Weslayan Street and Bissonnet Street in southwest Houston, according to CNN affiliate KTRK.

Firefighters and police swarmed the scene as gunfire rang out, KTRK said.

There are no reports of additional suspects, police said.

CNN’s AnneClaire Stapleton contributed to this report.