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8 Apr, 2021 21:16

1 killed, 5 injured in Texas store shooting

1 killed, 5 injured in Texas store shooting

One person was killed after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a store in Bryan, Texas. The gunman is said to be an employee of the business. Four people have been critically injured in the incident.

Police responded to a shooting at the Kent Moore Cabinets store around 2:30pm local time on Thursday. One person was found dead from gunshot wounds at the scene, while four others were taken to hospital in critical condition, and one was treated for a minor injury. Another person suffered an asthma attack but was not injured in the shooting.

As the incident unraveled, a nearby school was temporarily placed on lockdown, which has since ended.

The gunman, later identified as store employee Larry Winston Bollin, 27, of Iola, Texas, managed to flee the scene and was chased down some 25 miles (40km) northeast of the city. The pursuit that ended in Bollin's capture saw a showdown between him and pursuing officers. A DPS trooper suffered a gunshot wound as he faced off with the suspect, and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. 

The motive behind the attack has not been revealed so far.

The FBI said it is “aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan,” but that local authorities would lead the investigation, ABC News reported. The Houston branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) also said it is responding to the incident.

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