2 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Texas A&M Campus: Officials

February 3, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020
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Two people are dead and another person was injured in a shooting at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday, university officials said.

“Students, faculty and staff are instructed to take shelter and stay in place until further notice. This is a precautionary measure,” the school said, adding that an investigation has led to officials confirming two deaths.

“The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment. UPD has stationed officers throughout the campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community,” Texas A&M said. “We will continue to provide updates as they become available.”

The third survivor’s condition was not detailed by the school.

In a Twitter statement, Texas A&M said that classes are canceled for the remainder of the day. An active criminal investigation is underway.

According to ABC News, the shooting occurred at a residence hall that houses freshmen students.

Freshman Larry Cooper told the Dallas Morning News that he left his room in the dorm before the shelter-in-place was announced.

“There’s police blocking the doorways, but other than that we’re all just kind of sitting in and waiting on the news to happen,” Cooper said.

A law enforcement officer patrols the Pride Rock residence
A law enforcement officer patrols the Pride Rock residence hall at Texas A&M-Commerce after a deadly shooting in Commerce, Texas, on Feb. 3, 2020. (Don Wallace/The Herald-Banner via AP)

Texas A&M Commerce is located about 65 miles northeast of Dallas. It’s located about 200 miles north of Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station, Texas.