One person died Thursday and several others were injured, including four seriously, in a shooting at a furniture store in Texas, local police said.
The alleged perpetrator has been arrested and is a “store employee,” Bryan Town Police tweeted. His motivations remain unknown for the moment.
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. we were informed of a shooting, […] the officers intervened and found several victims on the spot,” Jason James, spokesman for the Bryan police, told reporters earlier. located between Houston and Dallas.
One person died, he then told AFP. Five people were also injured, four of them seriously, and hospitalized.
These facts came hours after President Joe Biden unveiled in the White House targeted measures to limit the proliferation of firearms in the United States, where shootings are a recurring scourge.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment”— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 8, 2021
US President Joe Biden outlines a set of measures to tackle gun violencehttps://t.co/bsJQhu7vB4 pic.twitter.com/NhIGqVC4Og
UPDATE: Investigators believe an employee at a Texas store showed up to work and shot multiple people. The suspect was on the run after the shooting, but has since been taken into custody.https://t.co/XsDQ36WrIS— Eyewitness News (@wchs8fox11) April 8, 2021