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.
We have what appears to be one victim deceased & the shooter has committed suicide.— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017
There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe.— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017
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.
Intruder Lock-Down. Stay away from campus. Irving PD says they are working on clearing each building on our campus. No confirmed injuries.— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
All of North Lake College's campuses will be closed for the remainder of Wednesday.
All campuses are closed. All classes, including evening classes, are canceled. If you are not on campus, stay away. More updates soon.— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
CNN: Student says he heard 3 shots
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.
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.
Active shooter at Northlake College - avoid the area.— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017
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.
North Lake College-Intruder Lock-down. Go to nearest room and lock-down. If not at campus STAY AWAY for your own safety (DCCCD Alerts)— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
There was a second tweet from the college at 1 p.m.:
North Lake College-Intruder Lock-down. Go to nearest room and lock-down. POLICE ON SCENE (DCCCD Alerts)— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
The college tweeted again at 1:15 p.m. (ET):
We are still on Intruder Lock-down. Go to nearest room and lock-down. If not on campus, stay away. Police is on the scene.— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
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.
North Lake College Intruder Lock-down. Police Searching Buildings - Follow their Instructions. If not at campus STAY AWAY (DCCCD Alerts)— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
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