Texas Hostage Situation Ends, Shooter Killed


Austin: An active shooter situation has ended at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas after a SWAT team shot the gunman, local police say. The shooter had hostages.

The suspect has been shot by Amarillo police SWAT Team and “is apparently dead,” police said.

“The hostages were freed within the past half hour after the suspect was shot and killed by Amarillo Police Department SWAT team members,” the Randall County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Amarillo Police Department has evacuated the west side of the store, according to KVII. There have not been any confirmed gunshot victims inside the store, Amarillo PD said.

Witnesses said the shooter was an employee who took another employee hostage, KVII reported.

This is the second incident after a shooter stormed a gay night club in Orlando and shot dead 50 people on Sunday.