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Temple shooting suspect identified, injured female victim recovering

Meanwhile, police said the female victim remains hospitalized.
Posted at 1:37 PM, Dec 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-13 21:22:22-05

TEMPLE, Texas — A male suspect is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. On Tuesday Temple police identified the man as 22-year-old Edwin Zavala.

Around 8:45 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of North 3rd Street, according to the Temple Police Department.

Upon arrival, officers found a male, which has been identified as the suspect, and a female injured.

Temple police said both were transported to the hospital - the female's condition remains unknown at this time.

Temple police said their officers did not cause injury.

As a precaution, north 3rd street has been closed - the Jefferson Elementary School premises were also secured "for the safety of the faculty and students."

"At no time was there any threat to the campus," Temple police said in a statement.

An investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.