Police have captured a suspect after fatal shootings in Bryan, state of Texas. A police officer suffered a gunshot wound but was reported to be in stable condition. At least one person was killed and five other people were injured.
Shortly after US President Joe Biden presented measures against gun violence, there has been another serious incident of this kind in the United States. In a furniture factory in the state of Texas, an attacker shot one person and injured several others on Thursday, according to police. The person’s name was not immediately released.
The suspect, who was initially on the run, was arrested. He was reportedly an employee of the cabinet manufacturing factory. According to local police chief Eric Buske, the perpetrator shot and injured one of the officers during his escape. The officer was seriously injured, but his condition was “stable,” the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
Biden had earlier condemned gun violence as a “pestilence” and “stain” on the country. The president unveiled several executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence. For example, stricter rules are to be enacted for so-called ghost guns, which can be assembled by users themselves and have no serial numbers. New requirements are also to apply to upgraded handguns.
The suspected perpetrator of the shooting, identified by authorities as Larry Bollin, a 27-year-old employee of the same company, was arrested after a manhunt that ended in the small town of Iola. Bollin, a native of this very town, has been charged with murder. His motive – according to authorities – has yet to be clarified.