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Alanna Gallagher Update: Officer, teen shot near Texas home of slain 6-year-old, report says

Alanna Gallagher Saginaw Police Dept. via CBS DFW

Alanna Gallagher
Saginaw Police Dept. via CBS DFW

(CBS) TARRANT COUNTY, Texas - A Texas law enforcement official and at least one other person were shot Tuesday in a residential neighborhood in Saginaw, Texas, just a few doors from the home of a 6-year-old girl found murdered earlier this month, CBS DFW reports.

Police were reportedly in the process of serving a search warrant in connection with the murder of Alanna Gallagher when the shooting took place.

"We did initiate a search warrant here on Babbling Brook, in the furtherance of the investigation of the Alanna Gallagher murder. I am regretful to report that at this time we do have an officer down," Saginaw Police Officer Damon Ing said, according to the station.

The officer, whose name hasn't been released, is reportedly a member of the Arlington Police Department and part of an FBI task force investigating the murder of Alanna. The station reports the officer was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth and is said to be in critical condition.

Sources told CBS DFW that the other shooting victim is 17-year-old Tyler Holder. The teen is also said to be in critical condition at John Peter Smith Hospital. Sources reportedly say DNA had linked Holder to the murder investigation.

The station reports investigators were at the Holder home several days after Alanna's body was found. Officers had reportedly confiscated several items believed to have been related to the case.

Alanna's grandmother, Linda McDaniel, told the station Tuesday morning that the family had been suspicious of Holder.

Alanna's body was found naked, bound and wrapped in a tarp on July 1. No arrests have been announced in the case and police have not publicly identified any suspects.

Last week, in the early hours of July 19, a memorial set up to honor the slain 6-year-old and a car in the Gallagher family's driveway was torched. Police called the incident "disheartening" and said that while the arson incident was clearly intentional, it was unclear whether the person(s) responsible had any connection to Alanna's murder.

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