Medical examiner formally IDs Nathan Desai, 46, as suspect in shooting rampage

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences formally identifies the suspect in yesterday's active shooter incident as Nathan DeSai, 46, HPD confirms.

Two people remain in the hospital after someone opened fire Monday morning at a southwest Houston strip center, injuring nine people.
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Rampage victim speaks from hospital bed

Six people were rushed to area hospitals for treatment while three were treated at the scene.

VIDEO: Jeff Ehling reports on the Weslayan shooting investigation
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An autopsy is scheduled for a suspected shooter in southwest Houston

Lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting

One of those victims, Kevin Chap, spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News after he was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition. Meanwhile, the second victim is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Chap told abc13 he was kissing his wife and kids goodbye one minute, and the next, he found himself in the middle of a barrage of bullets.

The 33-year-old father of three had just left home, driving on Law Street, when he heard a loud bang.

Jennifer and Alan Wakim. Alan Wakim was shot in this morning's gunfire.

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The wife of a victim in this morning's active shooting discusses the moments after her husband was hit

Blood came rushing down Chap's neck and he realized he was caught in the gunman's rampage.

He says he somehow was able to muster the strength to seek help, getting out of the car as police sought after his shooter.

Fortunately, EMS was able to carry Chap to an ambulance and doctors began treatment upon his arrival to Ben Taub Hospital.
Doctors say he will be okay, but many questions remain as to why the shooting happened in the first place.

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A woman tells abc13 about the shooting this morning in southwest Houston

Investigators will continue to probe for a possible motive today.

We went to the suspect's apartment and found he had bars on the window. Maintenance crews tell us they don't know of anyone else with bars on their windows.

Police tell us an autopsy will be performed today.

When we get new details, we will bring them to you.

SEE MORE: Other witnesses also shared their experiences on abc13. Watch their accounts of the morning's shooting below:

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A victim of today's shooting in southwest Houston recalls the moment her vehicle was hit

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Marla Carter talks about the shooting in southwest Houston with one of the survivors

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A boy who lives in the area where the active shooter situation happened shares what he heard

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A father says he feels blessed after avoiding the active shooter situation in southwest Houston

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