DEVELOPING STORY: At least three police officers have been shot by a gunman on the loose in Haltom City, Texas. Three civilians were also hit by gunfire and two did not survive.
“OK so we have an active shooter in the area,” an officer at the scene said a short while ago. “He is armed. Please leave for your safety. Please leave. He’s shot multiple people already. Please leave.”
Police have ordered a large section of the town, which is in the Dallas Metroplex, to remain under lockdown as officers search for the gunman.
Police described the gunman as a white man with a rifle who has dark hair and is wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and a “battle belt.” He was last seen in the area of Cedarcrest Drive, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Breaking: Suspect is in custody and might be injured or dead, Haltom City police say. Police say a civilian was killed, another civilian was wounded, and three officers were also struck and hospitalized but are expected to survive. @dallasnews— Kelli Smith (@KelliSmithNews) July 3, 2022
#Haltom, #Texas Active Shooting— 247TV (@247TV3) July 3, 2022
Residents Urged to Stay Home as Haltom City Police Search for Armed Suspect! NBC 5 can also confirm there are multiple victims with various injury statuses at this time. No one has yet been identified. #BREAKING #BreakingNews #Shooting pic.twitter.com/K1tobVIKwv
#BREAKING: Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of shots fired at a residence in Haltom City, Texas. Police are looking for a man armed with a rifle, the immediate area is on lockdown. #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/1t7BCtDd5S— Breaking 4 News (@Breaking_4_News) July 3, 2022
OFFICIAL INFORMATION – Haltom City PD requesting residents in this area east of Denton Highway south of Glenview Drive and north of Webster Street to STAY INDOORS. Police actively searching for armed suspect wanted in connection to an officer involved shooting. pic.twitter.com/O8ResWOR6x— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) July 3, 2022