Several people were shot to death on Wednesday in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said, with local media reporting
six people killed.
The Houston Chronicle, citing law enforcement officials, reported seven people were shot and six fatally wounded in the incident in a residential area in Spring, about 40 km north of Houston.
Police appear to have cornered the suspected gunman a few miles (km) from where the shootings took place, reports said.
Streaming video from the scene from broadcaster KTRK showed a small car sandwiched between two trucks on a cul-de-sac with about a dozen police vehicles nearby.