Shooting at Texas Apartment Complex Kills 4

Shooter is among the dead; 'no further threat to the public,' police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2016 5:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, reports the AP. Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women, and a child. Another child was taken to a hospital 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.

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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 said that those found dead were residents of the complex. A guest of a hotel next-door to the complex said he heard five to eight shots so fast "it sounded like fireworks," he tells the Austin American-Statesman. "I was afraid to go outside." 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. (Read more shooting stories.)

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