“Multiple Casualties Are Involved” From Shooting At Texas A And M University
Thus far we know officers are down…shot…
TEXAS MASS SHOOTING! MULTIPLE OFFICERS AND PEDESTRIANS SHOT AT COLLEGE STATION. BACKUP AND MEDICS RUSHING.
At 1:29 p.m. Eastern time, a campus emergency alert from Texas A&M University warned of an “active shooter in the area immediately southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive.” By 1:44 p.m., an update declared that the “shooter is in custody.” Local news station KBTX reports that “multiple casualties are involved” and that the suspect appears to have been “shooting from a house with automatic weapons.”
Texas A&M University reports on its website that an “active shooter” is in custody in the area of the school. At least two people apparently have been injured, according to local media.
The university, located in College Station, Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston, initially reported the shooter at 1:29 p.m. ET, and reported 15 minutes later that he was in custody. The university immediately issued a Code Maroon on its emergency website, instructing students and school personnel to avoid the area.
Update at 2:35 p.m. ET: The shooting incident occurred a few blocks off campus, Texas A & M University spokeswoman Sherylon Carroll tells USA TODAY’s Donna Leinwand Leger.
Carroll says she learned of the shooting from the campus police chief who asked her to alert students, faculty and staff to avoid the area. Within 15 minutes, police called to say the shooter was in custody, Carroll says.
“We are OK now,” Carroll says. “For a while, it was scary.”
Update at 2:33 p.m. ET:The Eagle, the College Station newspaper, reports that the incident appears to have started on Fidelity Street near George Bush Dr., not far from the A&M Former Student’s Association building.
Other media reports say the shooter apparently had barricaded himself into a building.
Update at 2:27 p.m. ET: KBTX reports it has confirmed that more than one law enforcement officer had been wounded.
KBTX quotes a spokesperson for the College Station Police Department as saying there were no confirmed fatalities.