Two police officers were struck by gunfire at an apartment complex in Houston on Tuesday morning, the authorities said.
The officers were responding to “a disturbance” at the complex, in Southwest Houston, around 9:25 a.m. local time when they were shot, said Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department.
The police did not immediately describe what kind of disturbance had drawn a large police and Fire Department response to the apartment complex, which is south of the Texas Medical Center and east of NRG Park, home of the Houston Texans.
A suspect who had been barricaded inside the complex was taken into custody, Chief Art Acevedo of the Houston police said on Twitter. The nature and severity of the officers’ injuries was not immediately clear.
“Please pray!” Chief Acevedo wrote on Twitter. Joe Gamaldi, the president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, said the officers had been taken to a hospital.
“Please keep them and all of our officers in your thoughts and prayers, we need them right now,” he said on Twitter.
The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was also taken to a hospital, the police said.
Throngs of police officers, including some in S.W.A.T. gear, were at the scene along with police dogs, live footage from local TV stations showed.