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Texas shooting: 2 dead, three police officers injured near Fort Worth after shooting with suspect


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Two people are dead and several others are injured, including three police officers following a shooting in Texas on Saturday night, officials said.

A suspected shooter killed two civilians and then himself at a home in Haltom City, near Fort Worth, following a shootout with police, the Haltom City Police Department said.

Haltom City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Alexander said the shooting took place when police were dispatched to a residential address around 6:45 p.m. in response to a “gunfire” dispatch call.

Haltom City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Alexander said two people were killed and several injured, including three police officers, following a shooting on July 2, 2022.
(Haltom City Police Department)

Upon arriving at the scene, police said they found a civilian, a man, dead in the driveway of the house. A woman was found dead inside the residence, officials said. Their identities have not been revealed.

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An elderly woman, the person who called police, was also found with a gunshot wound to her leg, WFAA-TV reported. She is supposed to live.

Texas shooting: 2 dead, three police officers injured near Fort Worth after shooting with suspect

The Haltom City Police Department encouraged residents to avoid the area where a shooting took place on July 2, 2022. Two people were killed and several injured, including three police officers, in the incident.
(Haltom City Police Department)

Haltom City Police later said the woman called 911 a second time at 6:52 p.m., seven minutes after her initial call, when she said the shooting was continuing, the Star-Telegram reported.

Police then tracked down the suspected shooter and a shootout ensued, Alexander said.

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Three officers were shot in the scuffle and were taken to local hospitals. According to the report, each of the officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers eventually found the suspected shooter dead with what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, they said.

Texas shooting: 2 dead, three police officers injured near Fort Worth after shooting with suspect

Two people were killed and several injured, including three police officers, following a shooting on July 2, 2022.
(Grapevine Police Department)

Authorities said the shooter was wearing a “battle belt” and was found with two weapons, including a “military-style rifle” and a handgun.

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The identity of the shooter has not been revealed.

It is not immediately known whether the alleged shooter had any connection to the victims.

Police cordoned off the surrounding area until 10:30 p.m. and encouraged residents to avoid the area or stay home.

“We do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time,” Haltom City Police said in their latest update.

Texas shooting: 2 dead, three police officers injured near Fort Worth after shooting with suspect

Haltom City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Alexander said two people were dead and several injured, including three police officers, following a shooting on July 2, 2022.
(Haltom City Police Department/Facebook)

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“We would like to thank our partner agencies for assisting us this evening. We would also like to thank our wonderful residents for the thoughts, prayers and well wishes for our injured officers and we extend our sympathy and condolences to the victims who also been affected by this incident,” the ministry added in a later post.

Haltom City Police Department will host a press event to share additional information on Sunday afternoon.

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