Monday, February 3, 2020

Two killed in shooting at Texas A&M University residence hall

Two people were killed and a third was wounded Monday in a shooting at a residence hall at Texas A&M University-Commerce, according to reports.

Campus police said the shooting occurred before noon at the Pride Rock Residence Hall, a three-story facility open to first-year students.

“UPD has stationed officers throughout the campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community,” the university said in a notice on its website.

The wounded victim was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

“Students, faculty and staff are instructed to take shelter and stay in place until further notice. This is a precautionary measure,” the notice added.

Classes at the Commerce school were canceled for the remainder of the day, the university said.

Freshman Larry Cooper III, who lives in Pride Rock, said he left his second-floor room just before the shelter-in-place was announced.

“I actually left earlier than I usually leave,” Cooper told the