Just weeks after the Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead at the hands of a radical Black Lives Matter activist, Texas has been rocked by yet another mass shooting. This time, four people were killed at an apartment complex.
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A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday evening left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.
Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead included one man, two women and a child following the shooting at the Arbors of Bastrop Apartments in Bastrop.
Another child was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening, she said.
‘The shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public,’ Steffanic said.
The shooter reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to KEYE-TV.
The identities of the dead are not being released pending notification of family.
Steffanic declined to comment on a motive for the shooting.
At least one nearby resident told the Austin American-Statesman that those found dead were residents of the complex.
Kenyata Trigg told the Austin American-Statesman that her sister-in-law was in the apartment complex when she heard shots.
Trigg said her sister-in-law saw the bodies of a man, a woman and two children, all of whom she knew as neighbors.
Mai Mguyen, who has lived in the apartment complex for five years, said she was working at a shop nearby when she heard four gunshots.
Police initially said there could be as many as five dead, but that was later revised to four when it was determined that the suspected shooter was among the fatalities.
Bastrop is a town of about 7,500 people located 35 miles southeast of Austin.
We will update you further as this story develops.