Police: Wellness visit leads to gunfire, SWAT situation at Converse

Police heard dozens of gunshots when they arrived. They say it’s not a hostage situation, and they’ve sealed off the area while they negotiate with the man.

CONVERSE, Texas – Police said they heard gunshots while responding to a welfare concern at Converse on Tuesday night, sparking a SWAT situation.

Officers went to a house along the 9700 block of Copper Rock Road to check on a man. Upon arrival, they heard a single gunshot followed by about nine more, according to Converse police. No injuries were reported.

“We have confirmed this was not a hostage situation, the adult male involved is the sole occupant inside,” police said. “We ask everyone to stay away from this area until the incident is over.”

The area near the scene has been closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Police say a SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene.


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