Texas Mass Shooting Suspect Is In Custody, Police Say

Topline

Police in Bryan, Texas, a small town near Texas A&M University, said a suspect is in custody after a shooter opened fire at a local custom cabinet business Thursday, shooting at least six before fleeing.

Key Facts

Police said the man in custody was apprehended in Iola, Texas, about 20 miles from Bryan, and is believed to be an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan.

A state trooper was shot while pursuing the victim, and is in serious but stable condition, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to local TV station KBTX, one person died on the scene as a result of their injuries, while four other victims are in critical condition at a local hospital and a fifth is in non-critical condition.

Bryan is located just one town over from the Texas A&M University campus, one of Texas’ largest universities, and nearly 100 miles northwest of Houston.

Key Background

The shooting in Texas is the latest in a spree of recent mass shootings in South Carolina, California, Georgia and Colorado. Earlier on Thursday, President Joe Biden called the shootings “an international embarrassment” and introduced a handful of limited executive actions his administration will take to reduce gun violence. 

Further Reading

Active manhunt after multiple people shot at Bryan manufacturer (KBTX)

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2021/04/08/texas-police-looking-for-suspect-after-mass-shooting/