Houston Photographer First on Scene of Shootings

By Kevin Eck 

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.”

[Mike McGuff]