A shooting near Texas A&M University's campus in College Station has occurred leaving one civilian and an officer wounded, and an officer and a civilian killed in duty.
The shooting was reported at 1:29 p.m. on Monday and 15 minutes later it was announced that the gunman was in custody. At 2:06 p.m. the university released this statement, on its website:
"Avoid Area. CSPD reports an active shooter in the area immediately southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive. Please avoid the area. Residents in the immediate area need to remain inside their residence."
At 2:14 p.m. Police officer Rhonda Seaton said to CNN that she did not know the extent of injuries but the Brazos County police scanner reported that two people were down. Sherylon Carrol, Texas A & M University's spokeswoman said to USA Today that the shooting incident occurred a few blocks from campus and the learned of the shooting from a campus police chief who asked her to alert students, faculty and staff to leave and avoid the area of the shooting.
College Station newspaper, The Eagle reported that the shooting appears to have started on Fidelity Street near George Bush Drive.
KHOU.com reported that police said that the shooter was firing shots from a house near the campus. Rhonda Seaton said that the cops have one suspect in custody but his identity has not yet been made public.
According to the New York Post Carroll also stated that most students were not on campus at the time due to summer break.
"It appeared to be fairly quiet. It didn't appear to be a lot of people out and about at that particular time."
No other information has been provided at this time.