The shooting happened at a Bryan, Texas, business called Kent Moore Cabinets.
- Those who escaped today's shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets say the gunfire came without warning.
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- When it was finally over one person was dead, five were left hurt including a Texas State trooper. Donna Backus tonight reporting with new details at 10 o'clock.
DONNA BACKUS: The deadly gunfire broke out Thursday afternoon at this cabinet-making business just outside College Station, about 100 miles Northwest of Houston. Police say multiple people were shot.
CHIEF ERIC BUSKE: Bryan police received a call to Kent Moore Cabinets of an active shooter. Officers responded to the scene and arrived in a fairly short period of time. However, the shooter had gone by the time officers got here.
- I don't know how these guys so quickly was shooting inside. And then out of the blue, he was in the parking lot already.
DONNA BACKUS: That set off a frantic manhunt during which authorities apprehended the suspect. A trooper was shot and airlifted to a hospital. A nearby school was locked down as a precaution.
CHIEF ERIC BUSKE: It's very complex because you have a whole number of workers at the warehouse. So we're sorting through all that, and interviewing witnesses and talking to people that know what happened.
DONNA BACKUS: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent agents and dogs to the scene of the shooting. It's the fourth mass shooting in the US in just three weeks. It comes as President Biden is ordering a crackdown on homemade weapons and calling on Congress to make stronger gun laws. Donna Backus, CBS News.
- By the way the trooper who was hurt is in serious but stable condition tonight in a local hospital. Police are investigating a motive, still don't have an answer. They do believe the shooter was an employee at the cabinet manufacturing business.
Governor Abbott today praising the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, and also local law enforcement in and around Bryan, for their efforts that led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. He says the state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute that suspect.