Multiple reports of shots fired at Houston Bush Airport have been sighted on Twitter, but scant details have emerged about the incident thus far.
A local news source reports that the shots fired at Houston Bush Airport have been confirmed by the Houston Police Department and that the shooting involved wounds that were “self-inflicted” at a security checkpoint in Terminal B:
“HPD tells KHOU 11 the shooting was self-inflicted and happened in a security checkpoint.
“KHOU 11’s Sherry Williams is on the scene and reports at least one ambulance is on the scene.”
On Twitter, @MyFoxHouston reports that the Homicide division of local law enforcement has been called to the scene, and that it is not immediately clear whether the wounded individual was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot:
#Breaking News: HPD Homicide has been called to the Bush Airport Terminal B. They have not been told if it was [self] inflicted[.]”
It appears the media is sourcing much of the reporting about the Houston Bush Airport shooting from Twitter, and witnesses say that there was a single individual wounded.
According to some reports, the reportedly self-inflicted wound was fatal, and one Twitter witness said:
Houston IAH airport @nycaviation RT @gnewburn: Two shots. Then a pause. Then a lot of shots.
— Gregor Peter (@L0gg0l) May 2, 2013
@myfoxhoustonThe police scanner said there was a DOA, I heard it as they were calling for assistance
— Jim Carroll (@jimcarroll1962) May 2, 2013
An additional report surfaced on Twitter about the shooting at Houston Bush Airport, reading:
“BREAKING Police: Shooting at Houston Bush Airport security checkpoint involved AR-15 handgun. Gunman shot himself in head[.]”
Users on Twitter report that Houston Bush Airport is currently on lockdown after the shooting, with no flights arriving or leaving.
— MyFoxHouston.com (@MyFoxHouston) May 2, 2013