Austin mass shooting leaves 3 or more dead, suspect at large

Austin mass shooting leaves 3 or more dead, suspect at large

Police in Austin, Texas, were searching yesterday for a former deputy sheriff wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of three people at an apartment complex earlier in the day.

"No additional patients have been reported or located at this time", the department said on Twitter about an hour after the incident was first reported.

The Austin Police Department (APD) has issued a picture of the alleged gunman, who was identified as 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick. Broderick, who is at large, is described as having a medium build and 5 foot, 7 inches.

"We are heartbroken by the news of this senseless tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick", Elgin ISD superintendent Jodi Duron said in a statement.

"We are going to be doing our very best to conduct the best investigation that we can and also to get this person into custody as quickly as possible, and hopefully with no further loss of life", he added. He has a pending felony charge for sexual assault of a child from mid-2020.

Chacon said the danger remains high and authorities asked area residents to shelter in place as authorities search for the suspect. According to Acting Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon, Broderick is "armed and dangerous".

"Active Attack incident. To this point #ATCEMSMedics have obtained Deceased On Scene pronouncements of 3 adult patients". "We are asking for residents to continue to shelter in place".

Authorities hadn't released the identities of those killed, but Jodi Duron, superintendent of the Elgin Independent School District near Austin, said the victims included a current and former student at their schools.

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