Out of the darkness we cry to you, O God. Help us to trust your care for us, even in the midst of fear and anxiety and violence. Surround with your loving-kindness those who have been injured or traumatized by today’s shooting near West University Place, including the first responders and the troubled soul who caused this pain and was killed. Assure them and us that we do not walk alone though the valley of the shadow of death, but that the light of your divine love dispels our night; through Jesus Christ, who is the Morning Star. Amen.
Several of the victims are being treated at the Texas Medical Center across the street from Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.
From the Houston Police Department:
The shelter in place that was issued earlier this morning for the area of Bissonnet & Weslayan due to the active shooter has been lifted. Please continue to avoid the area as there is still an active police investigation.
The suspect is dead on the scene. He injured a total of 9 people.
Additional updates will be posted as the information is confirmed.
Anyone with information about today’s shooting should please contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.