According to Austin police, the armed hostage-taking incident occurred at about 16:30 on the 26th, when the police received a report that a man armed into a child treatment center at the scene of the crime was carried out.
After entering, the suspect threatened the people present with guns and prohibited anyone from leaving the building.
After the local police arrived at the scene of the crime, they negotiated with him. Then the suspect agreed to release part of the people.
According to the released personnel at the scene, the suspect seemed to be in possession of a large number of anti-personnel weapons, so the police urgently requested the support of the special police force.
After nearly six hours of confrontation and negotiation, the police finally rushed into the medical center and found two dead in a doctor’s office, both of whom died of gunshot wounds.
According to police, one of the dead was a suspected gunman who committed suicide in fear after shooting a hostage.
At present, the police have found no connection between the two dead, and the case is under further investigation.
According to the data of the U.S. Gun Violence Archives Network, the number of deaths caused by gun violence in the United States has reached 3,131 in the past 27 days of this year, of which 1,349 have died from murders and homicides caused by the use of guns.
Mass shootings with more than four deaths have occurred 29 times, averaging 1.07 times a day; mass murders with more than five people have also occurred twice; at the same time, 103 children and adolescents have died from gun violence.