HOUSTON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Six persons were injured early Monday morning after a gunman opened fire on vehicles in southwest Houston, the largest city in the U.S. state of Texas.
According the Houston police, it started when police and firefighters responded at about 6:30 a.m. local time (1130 GMT) after reports of a shooting victim at a strip center on Weslayan at Bissonnet.
As of 8:45 a.m.local time (1345 GMT), the scene is secure but a bomb squad was checking the suspect's vehicle.
Several vehicles that stopped near the scene had bullet holes and busted windows. The injured persons were said to be drivers or passengers in the vehicles that were struck.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing dark clothing and police have confirmed that the shooter has been killed and six people were rushed to area hospitals for medical treatment, but their conditions are unknown.
Police said that they have begun to investigate the cause of the shooting.