At least one person died on Thursday and another five were injured in a shooting in an industrial zone in the town of Bryan., in the US state of Texas, according to the Chief of Police of that town, Eric Buske.
The injured, including one serious, have been transferred to a hospital in the area, while the perpetrator fled. “Four people were taken to St. Joe Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds … Another person was transported without injuries – apparently it was an asthma attack – and one person died at the scene,” Buske said.
Police suspect that the attacker is an employee of a cabin manufacturing company, which was the scene of the shooting.
The employees were being interviewed, said Bryan Police Lt. Jason James, and witnesses had identified a suspect. “It’s a business, so there are a lot of employees that were inside. The police are investigating who saw what and how it all happened ”.
After what happened, the authorities asked people to stay away from the business.
Later, in a nearby area, Police detained a person after he opened fire on an officer.
Authorities have said the two incidents could be related.
Following the shooting in Bryan, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, said in a statement that the “state will assist in any way necessary to help prosecute the suspect.” “Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured in arresting the suspect.”
Precisely this thursday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, announced a series of measures of limited scope to stop the violence with firearms in his country, and demanded that Congress stop tolerating a problem that he described as an “international disgrace.”
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.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. And it is an international shame “, denounced the president of the United States.
The president recalled that every day 106 people die from firearms in the country, every month there are 53 femicides committed with pistols, and that armed violence “impacts the black and Latino population much more.”
With information from EFE