2 people killed and 2 wounded in Houston shooting, sheriff says

Harris County Sheriff Sheriff Ed Gonzalez walks to a press conference as deputies respond to a scene of a shooting, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Houston. Gonzalez says deputies responded to the shootings in northwest Houston Sunday morning and found multiple gunshot victims. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Harris County Sheriff Sheriff Ed Gonzalez walks to a press conference as deputies respond to a scene of a shooting, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Houston. Gonzalez says deputies responded to the shootings in northwest Houston Sunday morning and found multiple gunshot victims. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Two people were killed and two more hospitalized with gunshot wounds in a shooting that authorities believe stemmed from a romantic dispute, a Houston-area sheriff said Sunday.

Deputies responded to the shooting in northwest Houston Sunday morning and found multiple gunshot victims, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

He said two were confirmed dead on the scene and two others were taken to a hospital. He didn't provide further information on their condition. The sheriff had earlier said four people were killed in the shooting.

Gonzalez said the investigation is in its early phases but that the dispute may have stemmed from a break-up or divorce. He did not identify any of the people who were shot, nor the suspected shooter, but said there is no active threat to the community.

The shooting took place in a residential neighborhood about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of downtown Houston.

photo A man in handcuffs is taken by Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies as they respond to a scene of a shooting where several people were shot, some fatally, and others injured, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Houston. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
photo Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to a scene of a shooting, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says deputies responded to the shootings in northwest Houston Sunday morning and found multiple gunshot victims. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)