UPDATE at 12:45 p.m.: The suspected shooter who allegedly shot two sisters in Friendswood is dead after shooting himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officials, authorities said.
Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect was parked outside of a grocery store at the 12600 block of I-45 in Willis just before 7 a.m.
As deputies approached the vehicle, the male suspect shot himself, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The unidentified suspect was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead, a spokesperson with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said around 10:45 a.m.
No deputy fired his weapon in the incident, Gonzalez said.
The two shooting victims have been identified, Gonzalez said.
“The victims have been identified as sisters, Redha Sayed (18) and Mahenoor Sayed (20),” he said. “Redha was confirmed deceased at the scene and Mahenoor remains hospitalized in serious condition.”
Apparently, both were shot by the same man, but one of them did not make it out alive.
It happened in the 4700 block of Backenberry near Constitution Lane around 7:30 p.m. Monday night.
Deputies responded to reports of gunfire and found the two women with gunshot wounds.
One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene, while her sister taken to the hospital in critical but fair condition, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
The sisters were 18 and 20 years old and of South Asian descent, but Gonzalez said he doesn’t know at the time which sister was killed and which was at the hospital.
Police are looking for a male suspect but were not able to provide information.