10 killed, several injured in Las Vegas, Texas mass shootings in US
The suspect in Texas mass shooting was arrested in possession of a firearm and charged with capital murder.
A gunman in Texas has been apprehended after a mass shooting spree that resulted in six deaths and three injuries, including two police officers, across Austin and the San Antonio area.
The suspect, a 34-year-old individual, is believed to be responsible for all the incidents, including two double homicides, the wounding of a police officer, and the non-fatal shooting of a cyclist.
The suspect was arrested in possession of a firearm and charged with capital murder. Authorities linked the suspect to a house in San Antonio, where the bodies of a 55-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man were found, believed to be the suspect's parents.
"We don't have a definitive identification at this time. But we are fairly certain who these people are... They are believed to be the parents of the suspect who is currently in custody," said Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, which includes San Antonio.
"Certainly it's a pretty grisly crime scene," Salazar told reporters.
The motive behind the shootings is under investigation, as per police report.
Concurrently, a shooting at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas has resulted in three deaths and one person in critical condition, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
"According to our investigators at the scene, we have three deceased victims and one additional victim in critical condition at a local hospital," the police said on Wednesday.
The gunman involved in the shooting is also reported dead, as per police.
Civilians dying en masse
There have been more than 560 mass shootings across the US so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
For each of the last three years, there have been more than 600 mass shootings - almost two a day on average.
President Biden has declared gun violence a top priority of his administration, recognizing that firearms remain the "number one killer of children" in the United States.
Despite his pledges to tackle the crisis at hand, the Biden administration is failing to mitigate the burden of the domestic crisis on US citizens, with civilians dying en masse on a weekly basis.