Six people were injured and two were dead on the spot during the random shoot attack in Houston. Besides, a helicopter got struck when a gunman was shooting by using a highly powerful rifle. The police officials told that the gunman was shooting randomly and cleared the spot to injury and dead within few minutes. It was an unexpected incident. One bystander and one suspect were two people who died on the spot.
Two constables and four people were injured severely. Martha Montalvo, who is the Houston Police Chief, told that both officers are recovering and at present discharged from the hospital. One of the constables suffered due to the wound in the hand. Another constable was shot exactly on the bullet proof vest.
The authorities told that the scene was chaotic. The police officials told the gas pump got struck when the shooting exploded in flames. Along with this, a helicopter that came to help was knocked out with five bullets. The officials report the leading news channels that they asked for bomb squad to check the entire area to find out suspicious item. Two police cruisers and other cars in the street were shot. One of the photos of the police official’s cruiser showed dozen bullet holes on the hood and in the windshield. Authorities initially doubted on two people. Both of them were not still identified clearly. One of the suspects was injured at the shooting spot and hospitalized. Another suspect was seen dead at the shooting scene.
John Cannon, who is the spokesman of Houston Police, told that the suspect who is dead is the main shooter of the scene. He was seen active shooting the people. He had weapons like AR-15-type and a pistol.
When briefing the incident on Sunday afternoon, Cannon told that he was not sure whether the two men knew each other. He is also doubtful to claim that the injured person as a suspect. Cannon added that he did not what their role was and why they attempted to shot. He also told that he has commented to police officials what was happening in the scene. He did not know what was happening but was one among the shooting spot.
Cannon told that the man came out of the car after parking. When the suspect came out, another man started to shoot him without any reason. He was shot dead on the spot. Three people were wounded and there were adults. They did not have any life-threatening injuries. Bryon Wilson was one among them. He was shot in a shoulder and in both legs. It was reported by mother of Bryon Wilson. Denise Slaughter is another victim. She was travelling to have her brunch and she had heard the shots.
Read also : Spring Weather: Severe Conditions In spite of Tornado Alerts
Yosemite National Park is California recently reopened one campground. But the park is again shut down since a girl from Los Angeles has caught plague from the park. The officials told that the child is recovering. The Crane Flat campground of the park remains shut for almost four nights. The teams treated the fleas by using rodent burrows. The health department of California told that they reopened the park on Friday and treated for fleas.
It was announced that the Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows Campground will remain closed from Monday to Friday the following week. The department officials told they are mainly closing for the treatment since two dead squirrels have found to carry plague. It was seen in the park. Though it is an unusual and rare disease, it is low risk to humans. Chief Medical Officer of California- Dr. Smith told that it is important to safeguard the public from deadly and dangerous disease. The fleas should be eliminated to control all kinds of infections and diseases.
He added that when the fleas is eliminated, it can easily decrease the chance of human exposure. The rodent’s cycle can be easily broken at all the sites. People can safeguard themselves from infection. They have to avoid contact or interaction with wild rodents. The department told as the treatment is done on the fast manner, the risk is low. The treatment is carried out with lot of caution around. In the United States, plague infection is rare.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told that they see an approximate of seven cases of plague every year. It can be easily treated by taking antibiotics. The patients should be diagnosed and taken for treatment in early time.
In the beginning of this month, officials told that an unidentified adult has passed away due to plague. Another official told that a Colorado boy who is 16-year-old passed away from plague last June. He had developed hard to treat and unusual septicemic condition.
Moreover, two other people from Colorado who was affected with plague earlier this year were given treatment. They have recovered from the infection. It is also doubted that a dog has carried and spread the infection. The Department of Health of New Mexico told that a woman who was 52 years old died in July most probably because of plague.
Common symptoms of plague include chills, nausea, severe headache and a sudden fever. It almost shows symptoms like flu. It should be immediately diagnosed for treatment. The patient should not treat or assume the condition just like a normal fever. It is said that people in middle age group experienced several pandemics because of this bacterial infection. Yersinia pestis is the scientific name of the bacteria that causes the disease. It is commonly referred as plague.