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North Texas shooter kills 2, injures 3 cops, commits suicide

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The incident is one of several in recent days in which law enforcement officers have come under fire while responding to calls.

HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) — A gunman killed two people and injured four others, including three police officers, before killing himself at a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said Sunday.

Det. Haltom City Police Department. Matt Spillane said none of those injured in Saturday night’s shooting in a residential neighborhood had life-threatening injuries.

Spillane said officers returned fire after being shot while responding to a report of gunfire at the home around 6.45pm. One officer was shot in both legs and the other two in the arm. The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He said the Texas Rangers – the state’s elite police force – would take over the investigation. The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear. Authorities have not released the names of any of those involved in the attack.

“The focus is on how and why it happened,” Spillane told The Associated Press.

A woman was found dead inside a house and a man was found dead outside, Sgt. Rick Alexander said at a press conference Saturday night. A woman who called 911 was also injured, he said.

The suspect was found with a “military-style rifle” and a handgun, Alexander said.

The incident is one of several in recent days in which law enforcement officers have come under fire while responding to calls.

Three officers were shot dead in eastern Kentucky while trying to execute a warrant. Police arrested a 49-year-old man Thursday night after an hours-long standoff at a home in Allen, a small town in the hills of Appalachia. He remains jailed on $10 million bail charged with two counts of murdering a police officer.

In Chicago, a police officer was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot multiple times in an ambush Friday morning while responding to a report of a domestic disturbance, Police Superintendent David Brown said. A suspect has been hospitalized pending a psychiatric evaluation and is being held on $2 million bond.



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