original title: a shooting in Houston, USA, leaves 3 dead and 1 wounded
Houston, Oct. 21 (xinhua) — three people were killed in a shooting in downtown Houston on Sunday night.
Police said the shooting took place at a bar called DD Sky in the center of the city, local media KPRC reported. About 30 people gathered there that night. All three victims were rappers in their 20s. Another person was seriously injured. The gunman is at large, and police are searching for a suspect who is not yet known.
According to the Associated Press, police said that after an initial investigation, a fight broke out at the hotel that night before the two men opened fire.
Police said a security guard at the club said he had searched two strangers during a routine check that night and that they were unarmed. The security guard thought the gunman had been prepared.
Police said the three victims performed at the bar every week. It’s not clear what the shooter’s motive was.
It’s worth noting that in early October, Texas governor abbott announced that with the consent of county governments, the bar would be allowed to resume operations and be limited to 50 percent capacity. Harris County, where Houston is located, has so far refused to allow the bar. Houston police said they were investigating whether the bar could operate under restrictions imposed during the coVID-19 outbreak.
The Houston chronicle said the number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the greater Houston area has been climbing in the past few weeks after falling sharply in late summer. According to the Harris County Health Department, more than 80,000 new coVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Houston so far. (finish)