By Nicole Hensley: A shooter suspected of killing four people — including a child — was found among the dead at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday, cops said.
Police found the child, two women and a man with fatal gunshot wounds and another child who survived the shooting. The second child was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Bastrop Police Detective Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing.
“The shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public,” Steffanic said.
The identities of the dead have not been released pending notification of family.
Steffanic declined to comment on a motive for the shooting.
At least one nearby resident told the Austin American-Statesman that those found dead were residents of the complex.
Marta Hernadez heard the gunfire erupt from a nearby apartment, hid in her bathroom and called 911, she told KXAN-TV.
She later emerged and found two bullet holes in her walls.
Police initially said there could be as many as five dead, but that was later revised to four when it was determined that the suspected shooter was among the fatalities.
Bastrop is a town of about 7,500 people located 35 miles southeast of Austin.