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EDEN, Texas â€” A shooting spree in over a two-county area early Sunday morning has left two people dead and at least five injured.
A Department of Public Safety trooper and a game warden were able to end the carnage when they shot and killed a 23-year-old North Carolina man, who name has not been released.
The Texas Rangers, assisted by local law enforcement and Texas Parks and Wildlife, are still investigating multiple scenes.
The first incident took place around 4:30 a.m. when the suspect opened fire on a vehicle in the Eden area. A woman was shot and remains hospitalized in Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
A short time later, two people were injured when the suspect shot at them as they sat in their vehicle at a convenience store in Brady in McCulloch County. Both were hit with buckshot and drove themselves to the hospital, according to reports. They were treated and released.
The suspect then returned to the Eden area in Concho County where he fired at another vehicle at approximately 5:30 a.m., a DPS press release said. The victim was also treated and released.
Then, just after 6 a.m., a woman was found shot to death in her car in Eola after a shots fired call to the Concho County Sheriff's Office. She has been identified as 41-year-old Alicia Torres.
About 15 minutes later, Concho County Sheriff Richard Doane encountered the suspect north of Eden on U.S. 83. The suspect opened fire on his vehicle, wounding the sheriff. He remains in the Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo with non-life threatening injuries.
DPS Highway Patrol troopers and a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden then arrived on the scene to assist. A trooper and the game warden exchanged gunfire with suspect, who died at the scene. The suspect's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. An assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were recovered.
The DPS Highway Patrol, DPS Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Concho County Sheriff's Office, McCulloch County Sheriff's Office, Brady Police Department and Tom Green County Sheriff's Office assisted/or are assisting the Texas Rangers in the investigation.