3 killed in Texas nightclub shooting
Published: 09:03 AM, 22 October 2020
Three people were killed and another one was injured in a shooting at a Houston nightclub in the United States' Texas, police said.
Local media reported that police had been called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 pm Tuesday on reports of multiple people dead inside, Houston Police Commander Caroleta Johnson told the Houston Chronicle.
On information, policemen rushed to the spot and found three people dead at the scene and a fourth person in critical condition, Johnson said.
Investigators thought that two men opened fire after a fight broke out, but officers don't yet have a clear description of the shooters.
Kade Trammell, a 20-year-old local hip hop artist who was among the roughly 30 people at the club's open mic show, told media that he heard seven to 10 gunshots before he and his friends dropped to the floor and then fled.
Johnson said the police department also is investigating whether the nightclub was allowed to be open under current coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Earlier this month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott allowed bars to open at 50% capacity if county officials agree, but Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo declined to do so for the county that includes Houston.