Police say one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been shot following a shooting outside the Texas A&M University Campus. The gunman has also died after police took him into custody.
Two other law enforcement officers and another woman were also injured in the shooting, Bryan police department spokesperson Jon Agnew said.
He reported that police had established a perimeter soon after the shooting, but said they did not believe that there could have been a second shooter.
Assistant College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum identified the officer that was killed as Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann. He was serving an eviction notice when the suspect opened fire and shot him dead, local news reported.
Police then received a call that an officer was down. They rushed to the scene, shot the gunman and took him into custody. He was later pronouned dead.
Earlier reports suggested that the shooter was firing automatic weapons from inside a house close to the campus.
A Code Maroon warning was posted on the A&M website at 12:30 pm local time (07:30 GMT), warning students and residents to stay away from the area east of the campus, where the incident reportedly took place. The website later reported that the shooter was taken into custody.
The university’s president, R. Bowen Loftin, later issued a statement, saying it was a “sad day” for the community and that his “thoughts and prayers” were going out to the “families and close friends” of the victims.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also said in a statement that “senseless attacks by violent criminals have no place in the State of Texas” and that they “will not be tolerated.”
Governor Rick Perry tweeted that his “thoughts and prayers” were with those impacted by the shootings near A&M University, his alma mater.
The incident is the latest in a spate of shootings throughout the country. Last Thursday, three people were shot dead at a nighclub in Alabama. Just over a week ago, a lone gunman killed six worshipers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. He later shot himself in the head, according to the FBI, though earlier police reports suggested that he was gunned down by an officer.
Last month, twelve people were killed in a shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater. The suspect in the shooting, James Holmes, was arrested and is on trial, facing multiple charges of first degree murder and attempted murder.