Pair of Houston police officers injured in shooting

Houston police on Tuesday were searching for at least one suspect after a shoot-out in a residential neighborhood injured two police officers and claimed the life of another suspect.

One of the injured officers was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, KHOU reported. He was listed in stable condition.

Another officer, shot multiple times, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was in critical condition. He was shot in the back and one bullet grazed his neck, according to the news station.

“If you’re a person of faith please pray for our officers,” Chief Art Acevedo tweeted

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Two Houston police officers were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Two Houston police officers were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

(Eric Gay/AP)

The officers were responding to a burglary in progress around 12:30 p.m. in the 8700 block of Sterlingame, a residential area near Beltway 8 and Highway 59. A search had been unfolding when the shoot-out occurred in the “immediate vicinity” of the home, Mayor Sylvester Turner told KHOU.

The mayor said the suspects had stolen several guns from another home and opened fire when their paths crossed with police.

He said one of the suspects was already dead when additional responders arrived on the scene, and that police believe at least one suspect is still at large.

Dozens of officers as well as SWAT and K9 units have surrounded the house on Sterlingame. A police helicopter was circling the area Tuesday afternoon.

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Acevedo advised those in the area to “shelter in place” as the scene has been labeled as an “active shooter situation.”

The area is currently under lock down.

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