Three adults, one child dead after shooting at Bastrop apartment complex

Four to five people are dead after a shooting at a Bastrop apartment complex Saturday. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)
Four to five people are dead after a shooting at a Bastrop apartment complex Saturday. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Four people are dead including one child after a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop.

Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office told KXAN deputies were called to the Arbors at Bastrop apartment complex in the 200 block of Childers Drive for a shots fired call 6:14 p.m. Saturday.

Detective Vicky Steffanic with the Bastrop Police Department said a man, two women and a child are dead. Another child was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The shooter is among the people that died. Investigators are working to determine how the shooter died.

The victims have been identified as Alejandro Martinez, 20, Erica Rodriguez, 21, and Paula Nino, 20, all of Bastrop. The name of the child that died has not been released, but the Bastrop Police Department confirms he was a 3-year-old boy.

A woman living in an apartment near the scene says she heard the gunshots in the parking lot.

“And I saw the bodies all over in the grass, covered in blood. The little boy too. The mama is on top of the boy,” said Marta Hernandez after she looked out her window. Bullets blew through her apartment walls and windows. Her daughter, 17-year old Alejandra Aguilera was just barely missed.

“My first reaction was to scream, to duck down and run,” said Aguilera.

“I went to the door and heard the shots to my apartment and ran to my room and went to the bathroom and called the police,” said Marta Hernandez. Hernandez said the shooting resulted in two bullet holes in her apartment. She says she has never seen any of the victims around the apartment complex before.

Neighbors who live toward the back of the complex are being allowed back inside their homes. The Bastrop Police Department, Bastrop County Sheriffs Office and the Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate the shooting.

We reached out again late Sunday night to Bastrop Police — to ask what started the fight. They have not returned our phone calls or emails.

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