Houston Memorial Day violence: 10 people killed since Friday, report says
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Ten people were killed in Houston since Friday, according to a local report, as the city’s top cop conceded to reporters: “We’ve had a very violent weekend.”
There were 10 murders reported throughout the Texas city from Friday afternoon through Monday evening, local news station KPRC 2 reported. A Houston Police Department spokesperson referred Fox News to its online press releases.
As of Friday, Houston had reported 178 killings year-to-date – up 27% year over year, the Houston Police Department told the station.
Just Monday morning, a gunman opened fire inside a Houston nightclub, where he killed one person and wounded two others before he was mortally wounded, according to police officials.
Police tape remains at Club Clé nightclub, following a shooting early this morning that left two dead and two injured on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
An off-duty Harris County sheriff’s deputy was working security at the nightclub at the time and fatally shot the suspect after shots rang out around 1:15 p.m., police said.
Police said one other person was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person was struck several times and was in critical condition, police said, while a third person was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
Authorities were still working to determine whether anyone else opened fire at the nightclub, but police did confirm Monday that the “armed suspect” was among the two dead at the club.
Names of those involved weren’t released as of early Tuesday.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Monday that several deputies were working off-duty as security at the time, but none was injured.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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