A suspect with an assault-style rifle and “battle belt” killed two people and wounded three cops in US Texas.

Iran PressAmerica: Two people were killed and four others wounded — including three police officers — when a man with an assault-style rifle and a “battle belt” opened fire in a Texas town late Saturday.

The unidentified shooter later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. But police ordered local residents in a neighborhood in Haltom City in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area to remain indoors during the chaotic scene while they hunted for him, HuffPost reported.

As a crowd gathered to find out what the commotion was an officer ordered people to leave the area, reported The Dallas Morning News.

“Please leave,” there’s an “active shooter in the area,” the officer said. “He is armed. Please leave for your safety. He’s shot multiple people already,” he warned.

An unidentified man was found dead in the driveway of the home where the shooter first opened fire, and a woman was found deceased inside, police officials revealed at a press conference. Another woman who called the police was also shot; her injuries were non-life-threatening.

The three officers shot were all expected to recover.

The shooter was also found with a handgun. His “battle belt” held other unspecified tactical gear.

In related Texas mass shooting news, a 19-year-old San Antonio resident was arrested earlier in the week and charged with making terroristic threats linked to an alleged planned attack on an Amazon delivery station in the city where he’s an employee.

An AR-15 rifle was confiscated where Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was arrested, according to a preliminary report from San Antonio Police Department.

Only in 2020, over 19,000 people were killed and nearly 40,000 were injured by gun violence across the US, according to the latest data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive.


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