The Amarillo Police Department are reporting an active situation at a local Walmart, saying a man is inside the store. There are unconfined reports of a possible hostage situation.
From their local News Channel 10:
APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for “a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.”
More news as the story unfolds.
Police have shot and killed a gunman who took one hostage at a Walmart store in Texas.
An armed employee entered the Amarillo store about 11 a.m. and took a co-worker hostage, reported KDFW-TV.
Witnesses reported gunshots, but police said no other injuries have been reported.
SWAT officers fatally shot the gunman, who witnesses said was Somali and a current or former employee, during a standoff shortly before 1 p.m. local time.
Police did not confirm any details about the gunman. (via RawStory)