'Lawyer' gunman shot dead by police in Texas after nine hurt

Update 4.30pm: One person is in a critical condition and a second is in a serious condition after a shooting at a shopping mall in Houston in Texas.

Seven more people were treated for injures in hospital.

The gunman, believed to be a lawyer, was shot dead by police at the scene. They are now investigating whether there were issues at the law firm where he worked.

Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters a bomb disposal robot is currently being used to examine his car.

Update 3pm: Several people have been shot at a shopping centre in Houston, according to police, who said that officers had shot the gunman.

Police said that an "active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet had been shot by our officers" and that there are no reports of other suspects "at this time".

Police said several people have been taken to hospital.

The incident comes days after a shooting at a Washington state shopping centre that left five people dead.

On September 17, a 20-year-old man stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota shopping centre before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer.

Earlier:

A man has been shot at the scene of a shoot-out in which at least seven people have been injured.

The incident occurred at a shopping centre in Houston, Texas at 6.29am this morning.

Police arrived at the scene and shot a man following reports of a man shooting at vehicles at the shopping centre.

Local media reports that the police are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.

Police have said a bomb squad has been dispatched to the area at Randalls supermarket strip mall to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

At least seven people have been transferred to hospitals in the area.

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