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Three officers shot and wounded in Texas after gunman opens fire and barricades himself in a home

Police in Texas say three officers have been shot and wounded injured in a shooting in Cedar Park, 20 miles outside downtown Austin.

The suspect is barricaded inside a home and the situation remains active.

‘At this time we can confirm three Cedar Park Police Officers have been shot,’ the force tweeted at around 5:20pm local time. 

‘They are at a local hospital in stable condition. 

‘This remains a very active scene, the subject is not in custody at this time.’ 

Officers are asking residents to avoid the Bagdad Road area, just south of Leander High School, due to the ongoing situation.

‘We are on scene of a shooting where multiple Cedar Park Police Officers have been shot while responding to a call at a home off Natalie Cove,’ the police tweeted earlier. 

‘Subject is barricaded inside the home and multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene.’ 

A Fox News reporter said at least three ambulances were at the scene, in addition to multiple SWAT units.

Cedar Park is home to around 80,000 people. 

Caleb Record told Fox News said he first thought the emergency services were responding to a COVID case or a heart attack, given the intense here.

‘About three, four, five cop cars come by; SWAT comes by; everyone’s just zooming on by.

‘So I turn around and try to see what’s going on.’ 

Witnesses told KVUE they heard multiple gunshots and there is a large law enforcement presence. 

Local residents are being asked to stay in their homes.

‘This is a fluid situation and we will keep you all updated as new information comes in,’ the police tweeted.

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