Gholson (FOX 44/KWKT) – UPDATE: The suspected shooter in the Gholson shooting has been identified.
Sheriff Parnell McNamara tells FOX 44 News that the shooter has been identified as 55-year-old Leon Minniefield.
This comes as the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office and Texas DPS Troopers are investigating a shooting which sent at least three people to the hospital on Monday afternoon, including Minniefield.
According to Sheriff McNamara, Minniefield shot at least two people around 3:30 p.m. Monday at a house in the 900 block of Wagoner Road. He could not say what sparked the shooting, but the victims and Minniefield may be related.
When deputies and DPS Troopers got to the scene, Minniefield had barricaded himself in the home. After a short amount of time, Sheriff McNamara says Minniefield came out of the house with two guns and opened fire on authorities. Minniefield did not hit anyone, but deputies and troopers returned fire and hit Minniefield, killing him.
The conditions of the three victims are unknown.
This is a developing situation and FOX 44 News will bring you more information as it becomes available.