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.
NEW DETAILS FOR MASS SHOOTING IN BRYAN. SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER pic.twitter.com/AANvxTr2A7— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) April 9, 2021
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.
BREAKING: A law enforcement source tells me the suspect in today’s mass shooting in Bryan resides in Grimes County where the trooper was shot.Still no names or motive but one employee who worked with the suspect said he recently had an argument With another coworker. pic.twitter.com/xHMXldoTH5— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) April 9, 2021
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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