According to authorities, the unidentified shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, police ordered residents in a Haltom City neighborhood in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area to remain indoors during the chaotic scene while they searched for him.
According to The Dallas Morning News, an officer ordered people to leave the area as a crowd gathered to find out what was causing the commotion.
“Please leave,” the officer said, citing a “active shooter” in the area. “He’s armed.” Please leave for your own protection. “He’s already shot several people,” he warned.
An unidentified man was discovered dead in the driveway of the home where the shooter first opened fire, and a woman was discovered dead inside, according to police officials at a press conference. Another woman who dialed 911 was shot as well; her injuries were not life-threatening.
The three officers who were shot were all expected to survive.
As of late Saturday night, the motive for the shootings remained unknown.
The shooter was also discovered to be in possession of a handgun. His “battle belt” contained unspecified tactical equipment.
In other Texas mass shooting news, earlier this week, a 19-year-old San Antonio resident was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats in connection with an alleged planned attack on an Amazon delivery station in the city where he works.
According to a preliminary report from the San Antonio Police Department, Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was arrested with an AR-15 rifle.