KILLEEN, Texas – Killeen Police Department Officers are searching for 43-year-old Nathan Nance, who reportedly opened fire near 600 W. Hallmark Avenue on Thursday morning.
No one was injured, but police say there is some property damage.
“My nephew walked out, and my nephew was like, ‘Oh, my God! Why that woman running naked? She got nothing but a towel on!’ My other son went and jumped in the bathtub because the man was still shooting,” says Betty Lue Jackson, who saw the whole thing unfold.
Officers believe Nance is armed and dangerous, and probably on foot. A DPS helicopter is aiding in the search for Nance.
“It was two of them, two ladies, one in a towel and one with a baby, and the lady with the towel ran across the street and laid down behind a poll and a tree. She laid down, but he caught up with the woman and the baby and amazing mother, she was saying, ‘Don’t shoot my baby! Don’t shoot my baby!’ And my heart just went out to that little girl,” Jackson says.
They ask citizens to stay away from the area and to find alternate driving routes.
The active scene led Killeen ISD to release a safety alert statement on Facebook to inform parents.
According to the post, Killeen ISD says: “The district is aware of an active KPD investigation near Hallmark Avenue. this morning. Students living in the area had already been picked up for school before the incident occurred. Students were never in any danger. KPD is working with KISD Police and will inform us if we need to modify any routes later today pending their investigation. All questions regarding the incident should be directed to KPD.”
“The all-clear has been given to the district as far as the safety and security of our students, and they have been able to return to their normal educational duties,” says Taina Maya, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for KISD.
Jackson says this is a daily occurrence in that area.
“Eight or nine people have gotten killed since I’ve been here. I’m talking about killed. Not shot at. Killed. There’s always something going on in those apartments. Always,” she said. “Yeah, it scares me. You know what I’m saying? But there’s a God above. He got it all. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen, anyway. I have no control over it.”
If you have any information on where Nance could be, you are asked to call police.