The incident happened Tuesday at the hotel on Walker Street at around 3:33 p.m.
HPD commanders and PIO en route to a shooting at 1777 Walker Street. Preliminary info is two persons are deceased in the lobby of a hotel. Shooting occurred about 3:30 pm— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 7, 2021
It appears to be a murder-suicide incident.
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According to an update issued by Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, when officers arrived, they found a woman and a man dead in the lobby.
The pair has not been identified, but according to Houston police, the woman was 27 and the man was 39 years old. It's unclear how long the couple had been dating or what led up to the shooting.
Witnesses told police they saw the couple arrive together shortly before the shooting.
"The gentleman did come in at some point ... shot the female and then immediately shot himself," said Finner.
Investigators say no one else was injured in the shooting.
The hotel is a popular getaway spot known for its rooftop Texas-shaped pool.