I find it hard to believe nobody in Hastings was carrying.
WICHITA FALLS — Police have identified the shooter in a Tuesday night rampage that left four people injured and one dead before the gunman took his own life.
Sgt. Joe Snyder, public information officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department, reported early Wednesday that 22-year-old Ross William Muehlberger was pronounced dead at 1:55 a.m. at the United Regional hospital.
At 9:45 p.m., police were investigating shooting incidents at Hastings and Toby's.
The first call came in at 9:25 p.m. from Hastings music and book store at Kemp and Southwest Parkway, where a man reportedly fired a shotgun several times and struck four people - originally reported as five. Their injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
While officers were there, police got a call at Toby's bar on Plaza Parkway a few blocks away about a suspect matching the description at the previous scene. One man was struck by gunfire at the business and was killed, according to police.
A man who was sitting in the front bar of Toby's told a TRN reporter he heard a "pow" and looked over, thinking someone had popped a balloon. He saw instead a man with a gun.
"Boom, boom, boom," he described it.
A man at the door was hit, shot in the chest from about two feet away, the witness said.
The witness ran to the bathroom, hid for about a minute and ran out the back door and over a fence. It started and ended that quickly.
Harmony Langford said she was cleaning a few doors down when she saw people running, and witnesses told her the gunman had been to a business on Southwest Parkway earlier.
Officers saw the suspect leave Toby's and pursued the vehicle into 2000 block of Victory. Police were setting up perimeter when they heard a shot. They went into the house and found the suspect with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital.
Names of the victims were not immediately released