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Us: 1 dead, 4 critically injured in office shooting; possible suspect in custody

Six people were shot, with one killed, Thursday afternoon at a cabinet-making business in Bryan, Texas, just outside of College Station, officials said. A Department of Public Safety officer was also shot while apprehending the suspect.

Four people were critically injured in the shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets and taken to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, Bryan Police Department Chief Eric Buske said. Another person was shot and taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bryan police said they believe the suspect is in custody. The person in custody is an employee of the company, Buske said.

The suspect had fled the location when Bryan police arrived shortly after 2:30 p.m. local time. He was taken into custody in Grimes County, Sheriff Donald Sowell told ABC News.

A Department of Public Safety officer was shot when taking the person into custody. He is in serious, but stable condition, the DPS said.

A seventh individual was taken to the hospital after suffering an asthma attack.

« Officers responded, they found several victims, and they were checking the area, check the building looking for more victims, » Bryan Police Department Lt. Jason James said in a brief presser. « This is a fluid event still so we’re still trying to get some more information. »

The FBI said in a statement it was « aware of the incident that occurred today in Bryan, » but the Bryan Police Department is leading the investigation. The Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also responding.

« I have been working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers as they assist local law enforcement on a swift response to this criminal act, » Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. « Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect. »

« [Abbott’s wife] Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect, » he added.

Just hours earlier, Abbott had criticized President Joe Biden’s new executive actions aimed at gun reform.

« Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights. He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns, » he tweeted. « We will NOT allow this in TX. »

ABC News’ Abby Shalawylo and Gina Sunseri contributed to this report.

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