The shooting was first reported at around 3:30pm local time (9.30pm UK time) and appears centered around the Dillard’s department store. Witnesses at the scene say between six and ten shots were fired near a children’s play area. Shoppers have been forced to take refuge in stores’ back rooms and toilets amid the panic.
Live Oak Police Department has confirmed a shooting has occurred this afternoon, but details are scarce and confused. The local fire department says that “one suspect is reported down with multiple gunshot wounds” and has been rushed to San Antonio Emergency Medical Services. At least five others have been injured, one shot in the face, one in the leg.