An Indian-origin lawyer with apparent Nazi sympathies went on an early morning rampage in US’ Houston city shooting nine people on Monday before he was killed by police, according to authorities.
was wearing military-style clothing with Nazisymbols during the 20-minute shooting spree when he fired at passing cars.
Police said that they did not know why Desai went on the rampage hitting people at random.
Desai’s name was written with the ‘s’ capitalised in media reports in Houston, making it sound European, but his father was identified as Prakash Desai.
All of his victims survived but one person was critically wounded and five others were hospitalised, Houston’s Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo said.
She described the shooter as a lawyer who was having problems at his law firm. When police responded to the shooting, he shot at them and was killed when police returned fire, Montalvo said.
The shooter’s father, 80-year-old Prakash Desai told KPRC TV that his son was “worried” because his law practice was not doing so well.