Search called off for potential Bastrop Co. shooter

PAIGE, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities in Bastrop County have called off the search for a man who might have shot at a construction site in the small Bastrop County community of Paige.

Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Go Green Industries work site on Dallas Street about 7:40 p.m.

A man was reportedly shooting at a crane where workers were located, deputies said. He has not been seen since 8 p.m.

The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. A SWAT team and the Austin Police Department helicopter assisted in the search but the man was never found.

All workers were safely evacuated from the site, and no injures were reported.

After searching for nearly three hours and not finding anything, authorities decided to call off the search.

Paige is located about 15 miles northeast of Bastrop along U.S. 290.

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