Monday, August 13, 2012

UPDATED: At Least Three Dead in Texas A&M Shooting

August 13, 2012 - UPDATED, 3:05 PM CDT - At least three shooting victims have died in College Station, TX near the campus of Texas A&M College early this afternoon. The suspected shooter, who was firing an automatic weapon from a house near  was arrested at 12:45 pm CDT.

Three people are dead from today's shooting:
- Constable Brian Bachmann
- The shooter (name not yet released)
- A civilian who PD says was a bystander

~ Source: City of College Station Facebook Page at 2:50 p.m. CDT

One suspect was arrested
(later information says the suspect was shot and killed by police) near the campus of Texas A&M in College Station, TX near Fidelity Street. The "active shooter" is thought to be the only gunman at this time. An number of people,  possibly including police officers, have been shot. According to some media reports, police were heard over scanners to specify the location as being near Fidelity and Highland streets, where a  shooter was thought to be firing automatic weapons from a house.  The number and full extent of injuries still being assessed. The suspected shooter was arrested at 12:45 pm Central Daylight Time.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. CDT:  FoxNews: "Local station KBTX and KHOU in Houston reported the suspect had also been killed, citing the College Station Police Department. Police confirmed shortly before the report the suspect had been shot by police.  No information was released about the suspect or his or her possible motive for the shooting." More at Fox...
From Texas A&M Website:
Minutes earlier, at 12:29 p.m., Texas A&M issued a "Code Maroon" alert, 
warning people to "avoid 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." (Click on graphic, left.)

Oddly, however, t
here was no mention of this incident on Texas A&M's page on Facebook.

An update at 1:31 pm CDT from KBTX TV in College Station
says that CSPD says "a suspect has been taken into custody and the scene is reportedly under control and there is no longer a danger to the public."

A 12:55 p.m. update from CSPD
said that there is no confirmation yet on the identities of the victims "or whether or not any are members of local law enforcement agencies." More at KBTX...