Gunman kills one and injures at least five more in mass shootings of a custom cabinetmaker in Texas before fleeing the scene
A suspect who is believed to be an employee of a Texas cabinetmaker killed one person and injured five others in a deadly mass shooting in Bryan, before fleeing and causing a massive manhunt.
Eric Buske, Bryan’s police chief, said at a news conference that a Kent Moore Cabinets employee may be responsible for a mass shooting that killed one person and seriously injured four others at the company. KBTX reported.
Another victim is not critical and all victims have been taken to a local hospital, police said.
Another Bryan Police official said at a news conference that the shooting took place at around 2:30 p.m. in Brazos County Industrial Park, The Bryan College Station Eagle reported.
The shooting took place in the bays of a factory where employees make cabinets.
An initial report said a Texas State Trooper was allegedly shot while chasing the suspect, a news anchor for AgendaFree TV tweeted
However, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said at a news conference that no police were injured and that the shooting was “over” when the police arrived.
Officers responded and they found multiple victims. They checked the area, checked the building and looked for more victims, ”James said at the press conference.
Authorities responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan Thursday afternoon
Bryan Police Lt. Jason James provided updates on the shooting in a short press conference
The suspect remains at large and police have not released any suspicious information or description, James said. However, according to police scanners, one suspect has been taken into custody in Bedias, Texas.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Bryan Police for more information and additional comments – and the Texas Department of Public Safety for confirmation that a trooper has been shot.
The police said KBTX that they are talking to employees at Kent Moore Cabinets, which “may explain why some people are unable to contact family members who now work there.”
A former employee told KBTX that there are several hundred people working in the building.
The nearby Jane Long Intermediate School was temporarily closed while police were on the hunt for the suspect to be lifted before the school’s dismissal began, The Eagle reported.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent agents and dogs to the scene of the shooting, spokesman Deon Washington said.
The FBI said in a statement against ABC news that it was “aware of the incident that occurred in Bryan today.”
He couldn’t give more details on what happened, saying ‘it’s a pretty rapidly evolving situation’.
Hours before the shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted in support of the rights to the Second Amendment.
Biden threatens our 2nd amendment rights. He has just announced another liberal coup to take our weapons. We will NOT allow this in TX, ‘Abbott tweeted.
“It’s time to get legislation to pass TX a Sanctuary State 2nd Amendment and send it to my office for signature.”
George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner, also tweeted before the shooting.
Let me be clear: President Biden’s gun control policy is not welcome in Texas. Texans will not allow the federal government to go over again and take away our constitutional rights, ”Bush tweeted.
The Texas shooting takes place during a month of deadly mass shootings across the country.
A 9-year-old boy, his mother, and two others in a California office complex on March 31. Another 10 victims were killed in a massacre at the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado on March 22. On March 16, eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian women, in Georgia.
This is a story in progress