Houston police are investigating a shooting that wounded two roommates living at 9390 FM 1960 West, home of the Park at Humble apartments. The incident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Before taking his own life, police said, the suspect, 46, shot a 62-year-old man and 55-year-old woman. According to Jodi Silva with the Houston Police Department, the suspect and female victim were engaged, and there was no familial connection with the third roommate.
The two victims were taken to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition, according to police. The suspect's name is being withheld, pending notification to family members.
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Here's a rundown of what happened from Homicide Division Sergeant Thomas Simmons and Officer Lisa Wright:
Officers responded to a shooting in-progress call at (9390 FM 1960) and found the suspect had shot his rommates (victims). The suspect then barricaded himself inside the apartment with the female victim. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) both responded and were able to get the female victim out of the apartment. HNT attempted to get the suspect to surrender. During negotiations, officers heard a gunshot. At that time, entry was made and the suspect was found deceased with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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