Of­fi­cial: Feds search home for link to gun in Texas shoot­ing

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

DAL­LAS — In­ves­ti­ga­tors look­ing for how a Texas gun­man ob­tained an as­sault-style ri­fle used in a La­bor Day week­end ram­page de­spite fail­ing a background check have searched the Lub­bock home of a man they be­lieve was in­volved in the “transfer” of the weapon, a fed­eral law en­force­ment of­fi­cial said Thurs­day.

The of­fi­cial said fed­eral agents are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the Lub­bock man has been man­u­fac­tur­ing firearms but that there have been no ar­rests.

Spokes­men for the FBI and Bureau of Al­co­hol, To­bacco, Firearms and Ex­plo­sives con­firmed the agen­cies con­ducted “law en­force­ment op­er­a­tions” Wed­nes­day in a res­i­den­tial part of Lub­bock but de­clined to elab­o­rate.

Seven peo­ple were killed and around two dozen were in­jured in the shoot­ing that spanned from Mid­land to Odessa.

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