2 Killed At Texas University Shooting

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the U.S. state of Texas say two people have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University, and several others injured.

Authorities say one police officer and one civilian were killed Monday after a gunman opened fire near the university in College Station. They say officers shot the suspect before taking him into custody.

Officials gave no further information about the shooter or his motivations.

Texas A&M University had issued a warning on its website earlier Monday saying an active shooter was near the campus football stadium. It urged people to avoid the area.

The shooting comes after two recent high profile shootings in the United States. On July 20, a gunman in Colorado opened fire at a movie theatre, killing 12 people. Two weeks later, seven people, including the gunman, were killed in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.