Shooting in Bryan, Texas leaves several injured; the suspect was arrested

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  • Shooting reported in Bryan, Texas
  • Authorities confirmed one dead and several injured
  • Two hours later the suspect was arrested

Bryan Texas shooting. The Bryan Police Department (BPD), in Texas, reported an active shooting with several severely injured and one death. According to the authorities’ report, the shots were called in at 3:30 in the afternoon (local time) this Thursday, April 8, 2021, in a store and factory of wooden cabinets.

At the time of writing this story, sources of MundoHispánico in Texas confirmed that at least five people have been seriously injured with shots from a firearm and have already been transferred to various hospitals in Bryan, a city in the center of the state and north of the metropolitan area of ​​College Station.

Shooting reported in Bryan, Texas

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The person presumed responsible for the shooting has not been identified, but he was captured two hours after the shooting after he fled, which sparked a large mobilization of the BPD with the support of other authorities, such as the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), which has already dispatched several agents to assist in the investigations in Bryan, Texas and arrest the suspect.

One of the first TxDPS agents to arrive at the crime scene had a gunshot encounter with the alleged perpetrator of the shooting and when he tried to stop him, he was shot and wounded. The TxDPS agent is hospitalized and in serious but stable condition.

Shooting in Bryan, Texas happened in an industrial zone

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According to the sources of MundoHispánico the shooting occurred in the Brazos County Industrial Park, a factory industrial park, at 2818 Farmer Road and the corner of Stone City Drive. All the injured are very serious in various hospitals and some are in critical condition with the risk of losing their lives.

The city of Bryan has ordered that the students of the schools remain inside the classrooms, as the presence of the BPD and the TxDPS scour the city in search of the shooter, of whom there is neither a description nor a mobile.

Shooting in Bryan, Texas: School closes nearby

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Near the scene of the shooting is the Jane Long Intermediate School of the Bryan Independent School District (BISD), whose doors have been locked from the inside to prevent the alleged shooter from trying to hide in the streets. school facilities.

The situation is so serious that in addition to the BPD and the TxDPS, the agents of the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and the Leo County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO).

Streets to be closed for shooting in Bryan, Texas

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The authorities’ report details that BCSO and LCSO agents will close some streets and highways in the cities of Bryan and College Station to prevent the alleged perpetrator of the crime from escaping to the authorities. If you drive through the area, be prepared to encounter police lockdowns and random searches of cars.

According to a BPD source, the authorities will hold a press conference when they finish the first investigations of the case that they coordinate for law enforcement officials. The shooting in Bryan, Texas, happened at Kent Moore Cabinets. The woodworking company specializes in the design and construction of kitchen cabinets by request of each client.

Reinforcements arrive to assist in a serious situation

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The situation in the shooting in Bryan, Texas, is so dire that federal agents specializing in mass shootings from the Agency for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were dispatched from Houston to assist with the research.

According to the Efe news agency, at the moment there are confirmed five injuries in the shooting that occurred in an industrial zone in the town of Bryan, Texas, according to a spokesman for the Police Department of that town, Jason James, cited by the CNN chain.

They report “several victims”

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The source explained that the agents went to the scene of the event where they found “several victims”, about whom they did not specify their specific condition. James said the wounded have been taken to hospitals, while the shooter has fled.

Precisely this Thursday, the president, Joe Biden, announced a series of measures of limited scope to stop violence with firearms in his country, and demanded that Congress stop tolerating a problem that he described as an “international shame.” .

The wrath of President Joe Biden

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Two weeks after the mass shootings that left 18 dead in Georgia and Colorado, Biden unveiled several initiatives to contain gun violence, but acknowledged that he will not be able to do much on his own if Congress does not stop blocking any attempt to increase control of pistols and rifles, various agencies reported.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. And it is an international shame ”, denounced Biden.
The president recalled that every day 106 people die from firearms in the United States, every month there are 53 femicides committed with pistols, and that the violence “impacts much more on the black and Latino population.”

A Thursday of shootings

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The town of Bryan is in what is known in Texas as the Hill Country, in a rural, rural area with many cattle ranches. The city has a large population of young students, as the neighboring city of College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the longest-running educational institutions in the state.
The shooting in Bryan, Texas, is the second to occur in the United States, leaving fatalities on Thursday, April 8, 2021. In South Carolina, former football player Phillip Adams killed five people before shooting himself. to also take his own life.

A national disgrace

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A source who spoke to the Associated Press (AP) agency on condition of anonymity said that Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. . The source said Phillips committed suicide after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon.
The York County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) said it had searched hours before finding the suspect in a nearby home. Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead along with their grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, authorities said.

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