UPDATES: Shooting at Texas A&M University Leaves One Cop, Civilian Dead

A shooter at Texas A&M University is in custody after wounding "multiple" people with an automatic weapon this afternoon, according to reports.  Details are coming in slowly, but six people, including two police officers, were reportedly shot. 

The Atlantic Wire has compiled what information is currently available:

The early reports of a gunman near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, outside of Houston, say a shooter, now in custodyappeared to be firing from a house with automatic weapons, hitting at least two police. The local station KBTX reported that "scanner traffic indicates that at least two officers are down." We'll keep the news updated as reporters arrive on the scene. The shooting, of course, comes on the heels of the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple on Aug. 5, and the massacre at a Colorado movie theater on July 20. This shooting took place off campus. Police told CNN they issued a "Code Maroon" out of precaution.


UUPDATE:  Brian Bachman, a Brazos County Constable, and one un-named civilian were reportedly killed in the attack. 

                   CNN's Nick Valencia tweeted that the shooting suspect was killed in the line of fire. 

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at August 13, 2012, 11:44am

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