Five people, including minors, were shot Sunday night after a “disturbance” at a Houston-area flea market, police in Pearland, Texas, said.
The shooter or shooters were at large amid an active investigation, the Pearland Police Department said in a statement.
Two of the victims were minors, police spokesman Chad Rogers said at an afternoon news conference. All five were hospitalized, according to the department’s statement.
Their conditions were not available.
Police responded to Cole’s Flea Market in Pearland, a city about 21 miles south of Houston, based on a report of shots fired at 5:34 p.m., the department said.
Rogers said the shooting was the result of problems between two people at the scene and was not random. It’s possible there were two shooters, he said.
“This began because there was a disturbance between two individuals at the flea market that resulted in a shooting,” the spokesperson said, noting that the information was preliminary.
“It doesn’t appear to be any type of attack targeting the flea market,” Rogers added.
The Houston Police Department and Harris County authorities were assisting Pearland police with their investigation and search for suspects, NBC affiliate. Chinese Communist Party of Houston reported.
No suspect description or possible vehicle information was immediately available.