‘ANTM’ Contestant Shot in Houston, 2 Others Killed in Brutal Attack
A deadly shooting at a Houston apartment complex has left two dead and 4 others injured, including former America's Next Top Model finalist Brandy Rusher, who is currently in critical condition.
In addition to the two victims confirmed dead, the Cycle 4 contestant and three others sustained gunshot wounds in the attack Sunday evening, TMZ reports.
At the time of this report, the shooters are still at large, with a manhunt currently underway for the two suspects.
According to deputies who responded to the scene, the fatal shooting seems to have originated from an argument between upstairs and downstairs neighbors at Haverstock Hills Apartments in northeast Houston.
Shortly after the confrontation, two men pulled up in a white four-door vehicle and argued with the victims, then pulled a semi-automatic assault rifle from the trunk.
"We do know it was an AR-style rifle, an AK type or an AR 15. Multiple rounds were fired, 15 to 18 rounds were fired at the group of individuals," HCSO Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.
The two deceased are Brandy's brother, 31-year-old Wayne Rusher, and 32-year-old Christopher Beatty.
The four other victims — Brandy, her 27-year-old brother Isaiah, a 47-year-old unidentified man and a 16-year-old-unidentified girl, were all listed in critical condition according to KPRC Houston.
Unfortunately, the apartment complex is known to be a dangerous place in a violent neighborhood.
“I'm just frustrated at the fact that here it is again at Haverstock Apartments,” local pastor Edward Buford told KHOU. “There needs to be more focus on places like this."
ANTM fans may remember the most famous victim of this attack from her appearance on the CW series in 2005, where she was the third model eliminated.
Our thoughts are with Brandy, as well as the other victims of this senseless tragedy. We will update as more details arise in this developing story.
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