Hostage Situation Ends At Texas Walmart As SWAT Team Kill Gunman


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

The armed man was believed to be holding at least one hostage.

RT reports:

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

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

There have not been any confirmed gunshot victims inside the store, Amarillo PD said.

The Randall County Sheriff’s Office says “several law enforcement agencies are currently on the scene with an armed subject,” adding that “there are reports the subject inside may have hostages.”

Police have not said if anyone is hurt but they have called for people to stay away from the area.

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