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Texas shooting leaves at least 1 dead and 5 injured

(CNN) — A gunman killed one person and wounded at least five others, four of them seriously, at the offices of a cabinet company in Bryan, Texas, on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The gunman, believed to be an employee of Kent Moore Cabinets, fled before police arrived but was later taken into custody, Bryan police said.

In a later statement shared by CNN affiliate KBTX, the Bryan Police Department said the suspect was Larry Bollin of Grimes County, Texas.

Texas shooting

Police respond to a reported shooting at a business in Bryan, Texas, on Thursday, April 8.

According to the statement, the Texas Department of Public Safety detained the 27-year-old and charged him with murder. It was registered with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, he said.

Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske previously said it was not known how long the suspect had been working at the company, located within an industrial park, or what the motive for the shooting was.

The attacker used a handgun and acted alone, Buske said.

Bryan police received a call around 2:30 pm local time (3:30 pm ET) about an active shooter at the facility, and members of various agencies arrived six minutes later, Buske said. They reported by radio about the suspect’s vehicle and police officers from the Department of Public Security pursued him.

Inside the business, the police found at least one person dead and five people wounded by gunshots. Four of them were taken to the hospital in critical condition and the fifth in “non-critical” condition, Buske said.

A sixth person was taken to the hospital due to an asthma attack, he said.

Buske had previously said that four people were shot, but later updated his statement.

A Texas Department of Public Safety officer was shot while pursuing the suspect, the department tweeted. The officer is in stable condition at a local hospital, DPS Lt. Craig Cummings said at a news conference Thursday night.

How the shooting went, according to employees

Amelia Rodriguez, an employee at Kent Moore Cabinets, was painting with a co-worker when she heard multiple explosions, she told CNN affiliate KBTX.

He said he thought, “Oh, the machine broke again,” and started walking over to it to fix it.

“I started walking and someone grabbed me and said, ‘No, we have to run.”

Rodriguez said she and her coworkers ran out, but then realized the gunman was outside, so some of them went back inside, while others stayed by the fence.

“I hid for about 10 minutes in a really small place,” he said.

Rodríguez said she feels lucky to be alive.

“I think I am very lucky and blessed to be able to speak with you at this very moment,” Rodríguez told the reporter. “I’m still in shock because we live in a very peaceful community.”

The company said in a statement to KBTX that it was “devastated” by the shooting.

“We want to thank the many members of our police teams and other emergency personnel who responded so quickly,” the statement read. ” We are cooperating fully with law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this horrible crime.

After the shooting, Gov. 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 who was injured while apprehending the suspect,” Abbott said.

CNN’s Chris Boyette, Paul P. Murphy, Allison Flexner, and Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.

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