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New Details: Gunman Kills Himself on Campus; Search For a Second “Suspect”

 By: David Shepherd [dshepherd@wtwo.com] – Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KXAN - TV

NEW DETAILS:  The first gunman is dead and a possible second “suspect” is at large, according to NBC affiliate KXAN – TV in Austin, Texas.  Police are looking for possible explosives that may have been left behind.Civil Defense sirens can be heard going off all over campus alerting students of the potential danger. 

We are learning more about the shots fired inside the library.  KXAN is reporting the gun used was an AK-47.  Reports say the gunman wore a suit and a ski mask.  The name of the gunman has not been released as police focus on the possibility of a second suspect and possible explosives.

First News Update:  NBC News has learned a suspected gunman fired shots in the library at the University of Texas in Austin before fatally shooting himself.

 The campus remains on lockdown and classes have been cancelled as police search for a possible second gunman on the campus,

LOCKDOWN! Photo From KXAN - TV

 according to a post on the university police department’s Facebook page.

 The university says no one else has been hurt.

 An alert message was sent out to students and staff at 9:48 a.m. (local time) saying, “A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead.  Law enforcement are searching for a second suspect.  If you are off campus, STAY AWAY.  If you are on campus, lock doors, do not leave your building.”

 I’m getting new information in and will update the story as those details become available.

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September 28, 2010 - Posted by | News & Current Events, Uncategorized

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