A man accused of killing five neighbours after they asked him to stop firing his rifle in his yard has been captured after a manhunt launched last week, Texas law enforcement said.

Francisco Oropesa, the suspected attacker, had eluded authorities since the mass shooting on Friday in the small town of Cleveland in southeastern Texas.

“We now have this man in custody,” San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday night.

“He was caught hiding in a closet underneath some laundry.”

The 38-year-old Mexican national allegedly shot his neighbours after they asked him to stop shooting his semiautomatic rifle because the noise was keeping a baby awake.

The victims were aged between eight and 31, with several other residents in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

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