2 Houston officers shot, taken to hospitals for treatment

Two officers injured in shooting

Houston police say two officers have been shot and taken to hospitals.

Few details were immediately released, including the officers' conditions.


Police say only that the pair of officers was hurt during an altercation Tuesday on the city's southwest side. Numerous officers have swarmed the neighborhood.

One officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The other officer was taken by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital, also in the medical center.

The ambulances were taken by police escort from the shooting scene to the hospitals and television helicopter images showed patrol cars blocking busy freeway entrances to allow the ambulances to quickly reach the hospitals.

Houston emergency management officials say one possibly armed suspect is believed to still be on the loose in the neighborhood. Residents are being urged to stay inside.

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