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9 hurt in shooting near Houston mall; dead shooter was attorney

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HOUSTON, Texas — The suspect who opened fire in southwest Houston on Monday morning is a lawyer who lived in the neighborhood, Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.

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

The shooter was taken down by an officer.

Nine people were treated for injuries with six taken to the hospital.

One person is in critical condition and one in serious condition.

The shootings happened near a strip mall near Weslayan near Bissonnet.

Emergency crews are set up at in the strip mall parking lot.

A nearby neighborhood is blocked off by police.