2 dead after shooting at North Lake College in Texas

Police: 1 victim killed before shooter commits suicide


Police said two people are dead after an active shooter was reported Wednesday at North Lake College in Irving, Texas.

UPDATE (1:47 p.m. ET): Police said it appears one victim has been killed and the shooter committed suicide. "There appears to be no continuing threat," police tweeted, but officers continue to search the campus. 

Students were seen filing out into a parking lot area as police swarmed the campus. 

The college tweeted at 1:46 p.m. (ET) there are "no confirmed injuries," but that's contrary to what police followed up with a minute later. 

All of North Lake College's campuses will be closed for the remainder of Wednesday. 

CNN: Student says he heard 3 shots

From CNN:

Student Joseph Le told CNN he was in a campus building when he heard three shots and a male yell, "Leave her be!"

Le, who said he then took cover, said the shots sounded like they were fired inside the building.

Another student, Haseeb Ahmed, was in class when he heard three gunshots, he said. It wasn't immediately clear where the shots were fired.

Ahmed and his classmates barricaded the door to their classroom, he said.

"We gathered the hardest materials in our possession to throw if something happens," he said.

Read more here.

When it broke:

The Irving Police Department tweeted at 12:48 p.m. (ET) for people to avoid the area due to an active shooter at the college. 

North Lake College is a community college in Irving, which is just west of Dallas. 

The college tweeted at 12:43 p.m. (ET) there is an "Intruder-Lockdown" with a "stway away" order for people not on the campus in Irving. 

There was a second tweet from the college at 1 p.m.: 

The college tweeted again at 1:15 p.m. (ET):

Irving police said a public information officer is staged at the North Lake College entrance off of Walnut Hill Road. Officers are searching campus buildings. 

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