Shooter still at large after two cops 'struck by gunfire' near Houston medical center

TWO police officers were "struck by gunfire" in Houston near a medical center.

Police Chief Art Acevedo asked his Twitter follows to "please pray" for the officers.


Acevedo confirmed the news at 9.24am on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place at 2600 Holly Hall Street, south of the Texas Medical Center, according to police.

Cops told KPRC that the suspect remains at large and the public are being asked to avoid the area.

Houston Police Officers Union President Joe Gamaldi confirmed that the victims were taken to hospital.

"Two of our officers have been shot and being transported to the hospital, please keep them and all of our officers in your thoughts and prayers, we need them right now," he tweeted.

Views of the scene show multiple police vehicles at an apartment complex.

According to the Citizen app, the suspect shot a police officer while barricaded in a house.

A Swat team is now responding to the scene, KHOU reported.

More to follow…

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