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Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting in northwest Harris County.

The shooting happened late Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Leaflet in the Spring area. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office says seven people were shot and five of those people were killed.

From Sky 2 aerials, several ambulances could be seen. LifeFlight is transporting at least two people with gunshot wounds.

The suspect is still at large.

Here's Spring in relation to Houston - it's due north of the airport, off of I-45.

5:37 PM PT: News reports say that the suspect fled in a car and was chased into a cul-de-sac, where he's now sitting surrounded by armed officers in a standoff.

5:41 PM PT: More coverage from ABC13 News:

Seven people have been shot, five fatally, in north Harris County. Two children were also wounded in the shooting, and now a standoff near the scene is underway.
Horrible.

6:23 PM PT: Per ABC13 News, the death toll now stands at 6, with one of the two wounded - a child - succumbing to injuries at the hospital.

8:04 PM PT: Press conference underway now - it appears four of the deceased were children.

8:06 PM PT: ABC13 reports now that the suspect surrendered to police and is in custody.


Originally posted to JR on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 04:37 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Houston Area Kossacks, and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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