At least one person was killed and four others injured Thursday in a shooting at a cabinetmaking company in Bryan, police said.
The alleged shooter is believed to be an employee of Cabinets Kent Moore, Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske said on Thursday evening, adding: “We think we may have a suspect in custody, but we are still working on that. “, he declared at a press conference.
One person died at the scene and four others were taken to a local hospital in critical condition, authorities said. A sixth person was taken to hospital after suffering “from an asthma attack,” Buske said.
“It’s still an active situation,” police said on Twitter.
The Eagle newspaper reported that two ambulances had left the scene and six more had been dispatched to the Brazos County Industrial Park, citing scanner trafficking.
Kent Moore Cabinets is a custom cabinet maker, according to his website. The shooting took place in the bays of a factory where employees make cabinets.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent officers and dogs to the scene, spokesman Deon Washington said. He could not provide more details on what happened and said: “It is a situation which is evolving quite rapidly”.
Bryan is adjacent to College Station, home to Texas A&M University. It is approximately 100 miles east of Austin and 100 miles northwest of Houston.
Contribute: The Associated Press