Trooper is shot during pursuit of gunman who gunned down six people, critically injuring some of them, at a commercial building in Texas
A Texas State Trooper was reportedly shot while pursuing the suspect of a mass shooting who allegedly gunned down six people leaving them with critical injuries on Thursday.
An official with the Bryan Police Department said during a press conference that the shooting happened around 2.30pm at Brazos County Industrial Park, The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported.
A trooper was initially reported on police scanners to have been shot, a news anchor for AgendaFree TV tweeted.
However, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said during a press conference that no police were injured and that the shooting ‘was already over with’ when police arrived. ‘Several victims’ were taken to a local hospital.
‘Officers responded and they found several victims. They were checking the area, checking the building and looking for more victims,’ James said during the press conference.
Authorities responded to a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan Thursday afternoon
The suspect remains at-large and police have not released any suspect information or a description, James said. However, according to police scanners, one suspect has been taken into custody in Bedias, Texas.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Bryan Police Department for more information and additional comment – and the Texas Department of Public Safety for confirmation that a trooper was shot.
Police told KBTX that they are speaking with employees at Kent Moore Cabinets which ‘may explain why some people can’t get in touch with relatives who work there now.’
A former employee told KBTX that a couple hundred people work in the building.
The nearby Jane Long Intermediate School was put on a brief lockdown while cops hunted for the suspect that was lifted before school 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 to ABC News that it was ‘aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan.’
He could not provide more detail on what happened and said ‘it’s a pretty rapidly evolving situation.’
Just hours before the shooting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in support of Second Amendment rights.
‘Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns. We will NOT allow this in TX,’ Abbott tweeted.
‘It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.’
This is a developing story