Texas Shooting Spree Leaves Two DeadBy: Zach Walton - May 27, 2013
A Texas shooting spree over the weekend has left two people, including the shooter, dead.
NBC News reports that an unnamed 23-year-old North Carolina resident went on a two-county shooting spree through central Texas over the weekend. Authorities chased the man, who was driving a pickup truck, for two hours.
Police are just starting to piece together the events that led to the two hour chase that left five injured and two dead. The gunman first shot a woman in her car at 4:30 a.m. in Concho County. She is still at the hospital. He then shot and injured two people at a convenience store in McCulloch County, but both were quickly treated and released. He shot and injured another when he headed back to Concho County. Responding to reports of shots fired, police found Alicia Torres, the only victim to have died, in her car around 6:00 a.m. in the town of Eola.
The police soon caught up with the shooter and engaged him in a firefight. During the shootout, the shooter was shot and killed. It was later found that the shooter had an assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
No concrete details have been released just yet, but police are investigating all the events to find a cause behind the violence.
In other news, Chicago was also the center of multiple shootings over the weekend that left six people dead.