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Nathan DeSai, 46
Houston, Texas
September 26, 2016

Agencies: Harris County District Attorney's Office Texas | Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Texas | Houston Police Department Texas | Texas Department of Public Safety

Last updated: 9 months ago

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Houston Police say a total of nine people were wounded when a man opened fire on vehicles near West University just before the morning rush hour Monday.

Two victims are still being treated at Hermann Hospital. One is in critical condition and the other is in good condition.

Four others were also hospitalized for lesser injuries. Three people were treated at the scene and released. Three patients taken to the hospital had been discharged, according to Hermann Hospital.

Police have not formally confirmed the shooter's name, but neighbors and vehicle records identify him as Nathan Desai. The alleged shooter was fatally shot while exchanging gunfire with officers, according to HPD.

The active shooting scene was first reported around 6:30 a.m. when firefighters were called to help a shooting victim on Weslayan near Bissonnet. First responders quickly realized there were multiple victims and the suspect was still opening fire nearby.