This is literally the third report I’ve written in the past few days on mass shootings; things are getting worse in America, and clearly guns are not the problem, crazy Americans are. Just early this morning, a gunman opened fire in a night club in Houston, Texas.
A gunman was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy after opening fire in a Houston nightclub early Monday, authorities said. The shooting left one other person dead and two others injured.
The gunman, who has not been identified, began shooting at approximately 1:21 a.m. local time at Clé, a club where several off-duty Harris County sheriff’s deputies had been working extra jobs as security guards, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told reporters early Monday morning.
A deputy fired back, Finner said, and Houston police confirmed Monday afternoon after reviewing security footage from inside the club that the deputy had killed the gunman. It remained unclear who had shot the three victims, but police said it was not the deputy.
Luckily, there were off-duty officers armed at the scene, otherwise this shooting would have been way worse. The argument that guns are the problem is nonsensical, especially when only people with guns can stop a mass shooting from getting worse.
The two people who were injured were transported to the hospital. One was treated and released with a gunshot wound to the leg, Houston police said Monday afternoon. The other suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.
No deputies were hurt during the exchange of gunfire, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.
So far there is no motive, but I’m sure authorities will update us once the shooter is identified, and more of the story unfolds.