9 hurt in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer

Posted September 29, 2016

SKYEYE VIDEO: Don Armstrong reports from above the scene of the active shooter situationA shelter-in-place was ordered shortly before the Houston Police Department confirmed the alleged shooter was shot by one of its officers.

Police said the suspect had two weapons, a.45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a.45-caliber semi-automatic Thompson Carbine, while standing near his vehicle.

Nazi materials were found inside a auto near the scene where a disgruntled lawyer allegedly opened fire at a southwest Houston strip mall Monday morning, injuring nine people before he was shot and killed by police.

"Some weapons" were found in the suspect's auto, Martha Montalvo, the interim chief of Houston Police, said at a press conference. In a separate interview with KTRK, he said DeSai was "either fired or had a bad relationship with this law firm". They do not plan to investigate any other suspects.

Investigators said that DeSai was wearing a vintage German military uniform with swastikas on it. Montalvo said one person was hospitalized in critical condition and another in serious condition.

Houston-based KTRK reported that several people are presumed shot.

John Elmore, the property manager for The Oaks at West University, where DeSai lived, told KTRK that he had been behaving erratically in the months leading up to the shooting.

Broken glass from shattered vehicle windows littered a parking lot in an upscale shopping center near where the suspect fired 20 to 30 shots.

Nine people were injured after a gunman opened fire in Houston, Texas, on 26 September.

"Several people shot by suspect are being transported to area hospitals; unknown exact number or severity of injuries", the Houston police said on its Twitter account. Additionally, we know one is in fair condition and three are in good condition.

Dozens of police vehicles and ambulances could be seen responding to the "active shooter situation" at the strip mall. He also confirmed that his son drove a black Porsche, which is believed to be the same type of vehicle police were examining at the shopping centre parking lot after the shooting.

We're learning more about a Houston attorney suspected in a violent shooting Monday that injured nine people in southwest Houston.

Some of the victims were shot while sitting in their cars. Police added that the shooting did not appear to be an act of terrorism. On Sept. 17, a 20-year-old man stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall before being shot to death by an off-duty police officer. He was taken to a hospital to be treated.

Police tell the Houston Chronicle that Nathan DeSai, 46, a Houston lawyer, was armed with a.45 caliber handgun, a.45 caliber Thompson Carbine rifle and 2,600 rounds of ammunition.