Six dead in two separate US shootings in Texas and Floirda

July 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Police cars at the scene of a shooting in Bastrop, , Saturday, July 23, 2016. (KVUE photo)

Six people have been shot dead and several others wounded in two separate shootings in the , officials say.
people, including one adult male, two adult females and a child, were
shot dead on Saturday at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.
incident left another child injured, who was taken to hospital, Bastrop
Police Detective Vicky Steffanic said at a briefing.
“The shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public,” Steffanic said.
The identities of the victims have not been released yet, police said.
a separate shooting in , , on Saturday afternoon, two
people were shot dead and multiple others were injured, including a
seven-year-old child, inside a home.
“We received multiple calls where shots were being fired,” said Miami Police Officer Rene Pimentel.

 Police at the scene of the shooting in Miami, Florida, on Saturday afternoon (7News)According to police, a domestic dispute resulted in the shooting, which was the second in the Miami area in the past week.
shooting came less than a week after a therapist was shot by a Miami
police officer, while unarmed. Charles Kinsey was trying to insure the
police did not shoot his 23-year-old autistic patient. The officer is
suspended with pay.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), firearms are the cause of death for more
than 33,000 people in every year, a number that
includes accidental discharge, murder, and suicides.

The shooting at a Texas apartment complex left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.
Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child.
Another child was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, she said.
“The shooter is among the dead and there is no further threat to the public,” Steffanic said.
The identities of the dead are not being released pending notification of family.
Steffanic declined to comment on a motive for the shooting.
At least one nearby resident told the Austin American-Statesman that those found dead were residents of the complex.
initially said there could be as many as five dead, but that was later
revised to four when it was determined that the suspected shooter was
among the fatalities.
Bastrop is a town of about 7,500 people located 35 miles southeast of Austin.

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