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shooting spree in texas

A shooting rampage that lasted over several hours left at least five people dead in Texas on Monday night.

Police say the accused is 36-year-old Charles Everett Brownlow Jr., who was arrested early Tuesday for the shootings and arson after an hours-long manhunt and a high-speed chase. According to the Huffington Post, Brownlow was spotted by a helicopter, then crashed his car and fled into a wooded area in Terrell, Texas, where he was later apprehended.

“We’re all in a state of shock,” said Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay. “This is going to have a big impact on us.”

Police say the shootings began around 5 p.m. Monday when police started finding bodies.

The first victim was discovered in a home with a bullet wound to the head. Officers were investigating that death when they received word of an arson and a second body nearby.

A friend of the suspect was shot at in a third location, but was not injured.

Around 10:30 p.m., police found two more victims shot to death inside a home. Authorities also discovered a 3-year-old child at the location, uninjured in bed.

According to WFAA, a convenience store clerk is said to be among the victims as well.

In all, three of the victims were women and two were men. Police have yet to release their identities. Police are still investigating a motive.

SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Terrell Police Department

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