Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

EMS police and fire officials are on the scene of an active shooter incident in Austin Texas

EMS spokeswoman Capt. Christa Stedman said the first 911 call came in at 11:44 a.m. and that three adults were fatally shot.

There are no reports of other patients at this time, ATCEMS said.

He said Broderick is 5 feet, 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall and Black.

"Obviously this is a tragedy".

"We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting", Beth said during a Sunday morning news conference.

"We do not think that this individual is out targeting random people to shoot them", Chacon added, warning, nonetheless that "He is still at large, we do think that he is armed and he is very much risky".

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She said people at the scene were still being interviewed by detectives and may not have had the chance to contact their families. Two people were treated at the scene and released, and there were reports of several walk-ins at area hospitals.

They identified him as Stephen Broderick, 41, a former deputy with the Travis County Sheriff's Office. A sheriff's detective by the name Stephen Broderick, then 40, was arrested a year ago for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Austin police and fire are responding to the scene of the shooting in the 9600 block of Great Hills Trail. We are still asking residents to shelter in place and report suspicious activity.

Austin Police Department officials tweeted they are working an active shooter situation near Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway on the city's northwest Arboretum area. Authorities advised residents to take shelter and leave the area, fearing that the gunman could take hostages.

No other casualties "have been reported or located at this time", Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services also wrote.

The identities of the victims were not disclosed.

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