A former contestant on America’s Next Top Model is one of four people injured during a shooting at a Houston apartment complex Sunday night.
According to TMZ, Rusher, who appeared on the fourth season of the modeling reality show, is in critical condition after the shooting which claimed the lives of two other women.
Police are currently searching for the suspect. Officials say the gunmen drove by the apartment complex and then opened fire using a high-powered rifle.
The shooting is said to have taken place after the victims got into an argument with a resident at the Haverstock Hill apartments around 6:30 P.M. ET. Three men were in a four-door white car, two of whom got out to argue with the victims. Then one of the men retrieved a semi-automatic rifle from the trunk of the car and fired 15 to 18 shots at the victims before fleeing the scene.
One person was announced dead at the scene while another died later at the hospital.
“Yes, they [Brandy and her brother Wayne] were involved in a shooting but we don’t know anything about it,” Rusher’s grandfather, 81, told E! News. “We would just like to keep the family in prayer.”
A rep for former America’s Next Top Model judge Nolé Marin told E! News, “Nolé’s heart goes out to Brandy and her family during this tragic time. While on the show Nolé says he remembers her shining personality and glowing smile. She is in his thoughts and is sending well wishes.”
Rusher’s community has quickly organized to offer support to her and her family.
“I’m just frustrated at the fact that here it is again at Haverstock Apartments,” Edward Buford, senior pastor at Sunrise Community Church, told KHOU. “There needs to be more focus on places like this. There needs to be more money for ministries that are willing to be here Monday through Saturday and not just on Sunday.”
“Haverstock Hills has been a project the Sheriff’s office had for several years now,” Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliand told KTRK. “We do have an office here, we do have deputies that work here over time.”
Who Is Brandy Rusher?
Brandy Rusher, 32, is a former contestant on the modeling reality TV show America’s Next Top Model. She appeared on the fourth season.
Authorities currently list her in critical condition after being injured during a shooting in Houston on Sunday.