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