Houston police: 5 officers hurt in shooting, 2 suspects dead

5 police officers injured in Houston, Texas shooting

At least five police officers have been shot while serving an arrest warrant in southeast Houston.

"HPD responding to a scene at 7800 Harding where officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect", the department said on Twitter.

The suspect is "down", according to a Tweet from Mayor Sylvester Turner.

The Houston Police Department tweeted later that five officers were struck and were taken to hospital.

Two suspects are dead inside the house where the officers were serving a warrant when gunfire broke out. Officers condition still unknown.

The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann Medical Center for treatment, the police said.

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In a statement, Abbott called the attack "horrific" and "a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice" law enforcement officers make daily. Houston Police Chief Acevedo has now left the scene and is headed to the hospital to check on his officers. That officer was "shot several times in the line of duty" before, stated Acevedo, adding that the man was the "case agent" and was "on the front lines".

One suspect is dead and two others are still inside the house where the shooting happened. Lifeflight is on the scene and officers are being transported to a hospital. One of the officers was taken by LifeFlight helicopter crews. "Pray for (the injured officers) and pray for their families".

The condition of the wounded officers has not yet been released.

Two suspects were killed in the incident and a third is believed to have barricaded himself inside a residence, ABC 13 reported.

"We can confirm 1 suspect is DOA at the scene", the department tweeted.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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