Texas Shooting at A&M University: Gunman Taken into Custody
Aug 13, 2012 03:31 PM EDT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas.- In another shooting over a span of just weeks from the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootout and the Colorado Dark Knight movie massacre, another gunman, who opened fire on the campus of Texas A&M University, was taken into to custody on Monday.
According to reports, the Texas A&M University issued a "code maroon," warning everyone on campus about an "active shooter," as reported by Reuters. Students and employees alike were told to remain where there were and not go near campus.
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The website warned: "Active shooter in the area immediately southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive," as reported by the New York Times. Later, the site was updated to "Update on active shooter in College Station: The location of the active shooter is in the 200 block of Fidelity Dr. Stay away from the area. 12:38 PM...Update on active shooter: CSPD reports that the shooter is in custody. Continue to avoid the area. 12:44 PM," as reported by the Inquisitor as the last update.
The shooter apparently shot at a number of people, including law enforcement officers. However, there are no reports revealing the extent of injuries and whether any causalities took place. However, Rhonda Seaton, police spokesman confirmed to CNN news, "We have multiple people who have been shot," as reported by Reuters. According to a local station KBTX "scanner traffic indicates that at least two officers are down. More details will be revealed as media gathers more information.
Police report that the alleged gunman has been taken to custody. No details of his identity have been revealed as of now, but police confirm the gunman fired shots from his house using semi-automatic weapons.
The College Station Police Department (CSPD) is expected to give a "Live" news conference in the coming hours regarding the incident. Watch Video Here.
On July 20, James Egan Holmes opened fire at an Aurora movie theatre during a midnight screening of the Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 and injuring 59 others. Later on August 5th Wade Michael Page, opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six and injuring three others. This is the third shooting within the three weeks.