1 dead, 4 wounded from shooting at Texas business, police say

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 9, 2021

Texas police on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with a mass shooting that left at least one dead and multiple people injured, including a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper, authorities said. Another person was shot and taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. A fifth person was transported for an asthma attack in the aftermath.

Bryan police received a call around 2:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET) of an active shooter at the facility, and several agencies arrived six minutes later, Buske said.

The suspect was taken into custody.

The Bryan episode is the country's second deadly high-profile shooting in 24 hours, after a former National Football League player reportedly killed five people and himself in SC on Wednesday. The state trooper shot in the chase was in "serious but stable condition", the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Kent Moore Cabinets employees were being interviewed, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said earlier, and witnesses had identified a suspect.

The chief said his officers are trained to respond to shootings as quickly as possible.

The FBI said in a statement it was "aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan", but the Bryan Police Department is leading the investigation.

"We know that if we can get in there and stop it, we can save lives", Buske said.

PHOTO: Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Bryan, Texas, April 8, 2021.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that the suspected shooter had been taken into custody. "Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect".

The suspect fled the scene and was later apprehended by law enforcement, and one police officer was shot while taking the individual into custody.

Hours before the shooting in Texas, U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced limited measures to tackle a surge in U.S. gun violence in recent years.

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