A Texas state soldier was also shot as he pursued someone suspected of shooting at a Kent Moore Cabinets production plant, authorities said.
One person was killed and four were seriously injured in a shooting at a production plant for a cabinet company in Bryan, Texas on Thursday, police said.
Governor Greg Abbott said a suspect has been arrested. The person’s name was not immediately disclosed.
the Texas Department of Public Safety said a soldier was shot while pursuing the person suspected of being the shooter. The soldier was in serious but stable condition, the agency said.
“The state will assist in any way necessary to help prosecute the suspect,” Abbott said A declaration. “Cecilia and I pray for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured during the arrest of the suspect.”
Police said they responded around 2:30 p.m. local time to a report of a shooting at 350 Stone City Drive in Bryan, where the Kent Moore cabinets are made, and found at least seven victims.
One person had minor injuries and another had a medical emergency, according to Lt. Jason James, a spokesperson for the Bryan Police Department. All the victims were taken to local hospitals, he said.
Lt. James said it was not immediately clear whether the gunman was an employee of Kent Moore.
When the police arrived, he said, “it was already over.”
Lt. James said investigators were questioning employees at the Kent Moore plant.
Kent Moore Cabinets, founded in 1971, has nearly 600 employees across Texas as well as showrooms and sales offices in Austin, Houston, Waco, Fort Worth and other locations, according to its website. A company official from the firm declined to comment.
The company was started by Kent Moore while a student at Texas A&M University in College Station, which borders Bryan.
Bryan, about 100 miles northwest of Houston, is home to about 86,000 residents.
This is a developing story.