2 Dead, 2 Injured in Houston Nightclub Shooting

Gunman among the dead, police confirm
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 1, 2021 12:01 AM CDT
2 Dead, 2 Injured in Houston Nightclub Shooting
Police tape remains at Club Cle nightclub, following a shooting that left two dead and two injured on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Houston.   (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Two men were killed, including the gunman, and two more were injured when a man opened fire in a crowded Houston nightclub early Monday, the AP reports. Houston police chief Troy Finner said investigators have confirmed the gunman is among the dead, and that he was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working security at the club, NBC News reports. “I can tell you right now, it's a difficult scene—a lot of moving parts," said Finner, adding that the club was “very crowded” and dark inside.

One man was hospitalized in critical condition and the other was in stable condition, Finner said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said several of his deputies were working off-duty security at Club Clé and that at least one of them fired at the gunman. He said no deputies were hurt in the shooting.

(More Houston stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.