3 dead and 3 injured cops in texas shooting double homicide suicide

THREE people were killed and three police officers injured after a gunman opened fire in a double-homicide homicide in Texas.

The shooting began around 6:45 p.m. after a man opened fire on civilians in Haltom City.

The first rescue workers were on site on Saturday evening


The first rescue workers were on site on Saturday eveningPhoto credit: NBC

Police responded to an 911 call from an elderly woman after reports of gunshots at an apartment building.

Officers in tactical gear from multiple departments responded to the scene and began searching for the suspect when two victims, including a man and a woman, were found inside.

The person who called 911 was not critically injured

Three officers also reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the suspect shot them when he was found nearly a mile away.

One dead and three injured when the gunman opened fire at the party before fleeing
The murder of the father's wife and son was believed to be an accident before the motive was revealed

The suspect, who was described as a white man with dark hair wearing a blue shirt, blue trousers and a “battle belt”, is now dead.

Police say he had a military-style handgun nearby when he died from a self-inflicted wound.

It is not yet known if the shooter had a relationship with the two victims.

In a statement at a briefing last night, Haltom City Police Department’s Sgt. Rick Alexander said: “The primary concern is to secure the crime scene, try to get to our officers, get them out of harm’s way and try at the same time to contain the suspect.”

At the time, the Haltom City Police Department and the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management issued a warning to residents in the area to stay indoors and seek shelter.

The Texas Rangers have now launched a formal investigation into the tragic incident.

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