Three police officers were shot and wounded in Texas after the shooter opened fire and then barricaded himself in a house
- Three officers were shot dead in Texas after being called into a home
- Police at Cedar Park, near Austin, were called to the property on Sunday
- They said the suspect was "barricaded in the house".
- The situation with ambulances and SWAT teams on site continues
- The police tweeted that it was a "very active scene".
Texas police said three officers were shot and injured in a shooting in Cedar Park, 20 miles outside of downtown Austin.
The suspect is barricaded in a house and the situation remains active.
"At this point we can confirm that three Cedar Park police officers have been shot," the force tweeted at around 5:20 pm local time.
& # 39; You are in stable condition at a local hospital.
"This remains a very active scene, the subject is currently not in custody."
Officials are asking residents to avoid the Baghdad Road area south of Leander High School due to the ongoing situation.
"We are at the scene of a shootout in which several Cedar Park police officers were shot while responding to a call at a house outside Natalie Cove," the police tweeted earlier.
Police in Cedar Park, a town outside of Austin, Texas, respond to a shootout
Cedar Park police tweeted an update Sunday afternoon, saying several officers shot
Police said it was "a very active scene" near Leander High School in Cedar Park
"The subject is barricaded in the house and several law enforcement agencies are on the spot."
A Fox News reporter said at least three ambulances were on site, in addition to several SWAT units.
Around 80,000 people live in Cedar Park.
Caleb Record told Fox News that he first thought emergency services would respond to a COVID case or heart attack, given the intensity here.
& # 39; About three, four, five patrol cars come by; SWAT comes over; All just zoom past.
"So I'll turn around and try to see what's going on."
Witnesses told KVUE they heard multiple gunshots and there was a large presence from law enforcement agencies.
Residents are asked to stay in their homes.
"This is a fluid situation and we will keep you all informed as new information comes in," police tweeted.
Residents are asked to seek refuge until the situation is under control