Two people have died, including a gunman, and a woman is injured after shooting at a Houston aquarium
Two men have died, including the gunman, after a shooting at a restaurant in downtown Houston, police said Thursday.
A woman was also shot in the leg and was taken to a hospital in the area where she is in stable condition.
The shooting took place at the Downtown Aquarium entertainment and dining complex at around 8:10 p.m., officials from the Houston Police Department said.
Matt Slinkard, executive chief of the Houston Police Department, told a press conference that the suspect had “committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
The male victim appeared to be dining with the female victim when the shots rang out, Slinkard said. The officers who responded found the victims in the bar on the second floor of the restaurant.
The shooting took place at the Downtown Aquarium entertainment and dining complex around 8:30 p.m.
Matt Slinkard, executive chief of the Houston Police Department, told a press conference that the suspect had “committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound”
A heavy police presence was observed outside the Downtown Aquarium complex after the shooting
Slinkard said the restaurant was not crowded at the time of the “horribly tragic incident”
“This deceased man and woman appeared to be having dinner at the bar. It looks like they might just finish their dinner and close their bill, ”Slinkard said.
“There was another man at the bar who had died at the scene and he’s our suspect in this case.”
He said it does not appear that the suspect and the victims were together at the restaurant.
“It looks like the man and woman at one end of the bar weren’t with this suspect. The suspect was sitting across the bar, ”Slinkard said.
Cops examined footage from inside the restaurant which showed the suspect getting up from his seat “very quickly”.
The suspect then walked around the bar to the area where the victims were dining when he “immediately started firing bullets”.
The suspect then “immediately committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound”.
Slinkard said he did not know the relationship between the suspect and the victims, which he reiterated when a reporter asked him if the shooting was an apparent love triangle.
“I don’t know the relationship of these parts or if there was one. From our preliminary review of the footage, it doesn’t look like they were together like I said, ”he said.
He said the theory that it was a love triangle “would not be a theory that I think holds for now.”
The Downtown Aquarium complex is pictured in a Google Street View image
Downtown Aquarium is a 500,000 gallon aquarium and entertainment venue featuring a full service restaurant, upscale bar, ballroom and rides
Slinkard said the restaurant was not crowded at the time of the “horribly tragic incident”.
“This is the type of situation that should make us all think, send as many prayers as possible for all families – for all lives – who will be affected by such a tragic incident like this,” he said. declared.
The names of those involved in the shooting were not disclosed and their relationships were not immediately clear.
DailyMail.com has contacted Downtown Aquarium for more information and additional comments.
According to its website, Downtown Aquarium is a 500,000 gallon aquarium and entertainment venue that includes a full-service restaurant, upscale bar, ballroom, and rides.
Houston Police also responded to a spate of violent crimes on Thursday, including another filming in the 2700 block of Elmside Drive.
Police found a gunshot wounded man who was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, cops said on Twitter.
In another shooting, a 15-year-old boy was taken to a fire station with gunshot wounds and taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive, the Houston Police Department said on Twitter.
Cops are still looking for the suspect in this shootout, who is believed to be another teenager, cops have said on Twitter.