5 people found dead after shooting in central Texas neighborhood


MCGREGOR, TX — Five people were found dead Thursday in a residential area in central Texas, officials said.

Details of what happened were sketchy, but a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety said officers from multiple law enforcement agencies converged on the McGregor neighborhood, about 20 miles north. southwest of Waco.

sergeant. Ryan Howard declined to say whether the five had gunshot wounds, saying the cause of death was yet to be determined. Law enforcement officers shot one person and a suspect was in custody, he said. Howard declined to say if the suspect was the only one shot, but added that the suspect was alive and there was no continuing threat to the public.

No motives, relationships or other details were immediately determined, and identities were withheld until next of kin could be notified, he said.

However, the McGregor Independent School District released a statement that it had dispatched counselors to various campuses. “In light of today’s events, and out of respect for the victims, all MISD activities, including the JH Cheer Rally and all JH and under-college games, have been canceled,” the district statement read.

Additionally, the nearby Troy Independent School District announced on its social media: “All college, freshman and junior college football games have been canceled tonight due to the tragic shooting in the community. McGregor.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved,” the district said.

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