THREE people have been killed and three cops have been injured after a gunman opened fire in a Texas shooting double murder suicide.

The shooting began at about 6:45 p.m after a man opened fire on civilians in Haltom City.

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Emergency services first attended the scene on Saturday night[/caption]

Cops responded to a 911 call from an elderly woman following reports of a gunshots at a residence.

Officers in tactical gear from several departments responded to the scene and began searching for the suspect as two victims, including one man and one woman, were found inside.

The 911 caller, an elderly woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Three officers also reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the suspect fired at them as he was found nearly a mile away. 

The suspect, who was described as a white male, dark hair, wearing blue shirt, blue pants, and a “battle belt,” is now dead.

Police say he had a military style rifle handgun near him upon his death as he died of a self inflicted wound.

It is not yet known if the gunman had any relationship with the two victims.

In a statement at a briefing last night, Sgt. Rick Alexander of Haltom City police said: “The main concern is getting the scene secure, trying to get to our officers, be able to get them out of harms way while also trying to keep containment on the suspect.”

At the time, Haltom City police and the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management issued an alert to residents in the area to stay indoors and shelter.

Texas Rangers have now launched a formal investigation into the tragic incident.

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