Shooting in Texas Leaves at Least 7 People Injured, Suspect at Large
A shooting incident in Bryan left at least 7 people injured on Thursday, according to police.
“Multiple patient shooting. At least 7 people shot. 501 Industrial Blvd, Bryan, TX,” the law enforcement alert said.
Several people are in critical condition, according to local media.
The suspect, who was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic rifle, remains at large.
“We received a call of a shooting here at 350 Stone City Drive. Officers responded, they found several victims. They’re checking the area, checking the building for more victims. Right now the subject is at large,” Bryan Police Department Officer Lt. Jason James said in a press conference.
Local media outlet KBTX 3 reported that local Jane Long Intermediate School was temporarily under a sealed perimeter, but students were released to parents around normal dismissal time.
The motive or description of the shooter remains unclear.
The Bryan incident comes after two recent deadly shootings in Boulder and Atlanta, which took 10 and 8 lives respectively. In wake of these shootings, the Biden administration on Wednesday announced what it described as “six initial actions” to address gun violence, particularly pledging to stop the proliferation of so-called “ghost guns,” implement a “red flag” legislation that would allow to temporarily bar people of concern from accessing weapons.
On Thursday, Joe Biden also called to eliminate gun manufacturers from the legal immunity they receive from the Congress.
“The only industry in America, a billion-dollar industry that can’t be sued, exempt from being sued are gun manufacturers,” Biden said.
The president’s initiative on gun control sparked debates and prompted criticism from some, particularly from Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who accused Biden of threatening the rights provided to the American citizens by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, that states that the right of Americans to bear arms shall not be infringed.