A shooting in Harris County, Texas has reportedly taken place and police are investigating the situation. According to preliminary reports, children are involved and one adult male is confirmed deceased. Additional reports say three people are deceased, including two children, though officials have yet to confirm the full number of fatalities.
“We are investigating a reported shooting in the 14000 block of Edgeboro Street in northeast Harris County. Preliminary reports indicate that children are involved and that an adult male is confirmed deceased. PIO is en route,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter.
The shooting was reportedly an attempted murder-suicide in northeast Harris County, with the man open-firing on multiple children on the 14000 block of Edgeboro. After open-firing on the children, the man then turned the gun on himself.
From ABC 13 in Houston:
According to a source, a man shot multiple children in the 14000 block of Edgeboro.
The man then killed himself, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirms.
It is unclear the relationship of the children to the man.
No additional information has been made available at this time.
The shooting in Harris County the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States. This incident follows mass shootings in Parkland, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Santa Fe, Texas; the Capital Gazette News Building, and many others.
This is a developing situation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.