KTRK news photographer Jaime Zamora was the first journalist on scene of Monday’s shooting in Houston when a man with a gun injured nine after firing on a Southwest Houston strip mall.
“I’ve heard at least a dozen gunshots since I’ve been here in the last six or seven minutes,” KTRK reports Zamora said on-air around 6:30 a.m. “And the gunshots seem to be (shot fired) continuing. There’s another one right there.”
Zamora took cover behind some pillars at a nearby supermarket while giving updates on the scene.
“I basically just left the camera out so that I could see the scene but basically protect myself behind that wall,” said Zamora. “And the shots were coming one after the other, four, five, six at a time.”
Police shot the suspect at 7 a.m.
“In situations like this, you depend on your experience and your instincts,” Zamora told KTRK. “You know, our jobs are dangerous. You’re gonna have dangerous situations that come up, I mean, we run into hurricanes. But you do the best you can to not put yourself in situations where you could get hurt.”
Nothing like starting the week in the middle of an active shooter scene Must have heard 40 shots. Hid behind pillar. #Htown @abc13houston
— jaime zamora (@13Photogzamora) September 26, 2016