Two people were gunned down and several other were injured in a shooting outside a dance studio in the Texan city of Fort Worth. Officers discovered the body of one victim outside Studio 74 when they arrived at the scene, police spokesman Daniel Segura told IBTimes UK.
Segura added that the second victim died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. Five others were hospitalised as a result of their injuries, he said. An investigation was ongoing into the cause of the shooting and it was unclear whether the shooter remained at large.
Studio 74's website says the facility brings "dance programming to underserved communities and the general public to reach audiences and participants of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds".
No one from the studio was available for comment.
The shooting comes with days of a 15-hour filibuster by Democrat senators over proposed gun control measures, which ended when Republican Party leaders reportedly agreed to allow votes on two proposals to restrict gun sales.
The nonstop series of speeches stretched 14 hours and 50 minutes. It followed the shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, which left 49 people dead and dozens more injured in the worst mass shooting in US history.
The weapons carried by the gunman, Omar Mateen, were purchased legally. He bought the Sig Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a handgun in the week before the massacre, investigators said, despite being on an FBI 'watch list' for suspected terrorists.
Leading the filibuster was Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, who said he had had "enough of the ongoing slaughter of innocents". By Senate rules, Murphy had to stand at his desk to maintain control of the floor during the marathon speech.
"What unites all of these shootings, from Littleton to Aurora, to Newtown, to Blacksburg to Orlando, is that the weapon of choice in every case is a gun — often a very powerful gun, an AR-15 or an AR-15-style gun that was designed for the military, for law enforcement to kill as many people as quickly as possible," he said.
After receiving some of the concessions he was after, he ended his protest by saying he had "been furious" since the days following Sandy Hook massacre which saw 20 children aged six and seven shot dead in their school by gunman Adam Lanza, before he turned the gun on himself.
He added: "I have been so angry that this Congress has mustered absolutely no response to mass shooting after mass shooting, in city after city that is plagued by gun violence."