A screengrab of a CBS News report shows police officers at the site of a deadly shooting in Arlington, Texas, on Feb 25, 2024.
A shooting at an apartment complex has left 3 people dead in Arlington, Texas, as the police have launched an investigation into the case.
Police said the shooting took place on Thursday night at around 8:30 p.m. local time,
They did not immediately identify the victims and no suspects have been arrested so far.
Police said they were still working to determine how the victims were connected, but officials believed all three were "affiliated" with the apartment.
A witness called 911 saying he heard something. When he went to see what it was, he found a man lying unresponsive outside an apartment. The witness also said the door to the apartment was kicked in, according to CBS News.
The man lying on the ground with gunshot wounds later died at the hospital.
A man and a woman were also found shot dead inside the apartment.
Police believe the killer forced his way in before firing. They do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
Two children were inside the apartment at the time and witnessed the shooting. They were not hurt and were later released to a family member.
Itís unclear how they are connected to the victims.
Arlington is located about 24 km east of Forth Worth and about 32 km west of Dallas.
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