Commerce, TX – Two people were fatally shot, and another was seriously wounded, inside a dormitory at Texas A&M University – Commerce on Monday.
The university police department confirmed the incident occurred on Feb. 3 inside Pride Rock residence hall, ABC News reported.
Officers responded to the residence hall shortly before noon for a report of gun shots.
When they arrived, they found three people had been shot inside the building, NBC News reported.
Two of the people were already dead, but a third person was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
Pride Rock is a three-story dormitory for freshman students, WFAA reported.
Students were warned to hide and “shelter in place” as a precautionary measure, NBC News reported.
“Students, faculty and staff are instructed to take shelter and stay in place until further notice. This is a precautionary measure,” the university posted on its official Facebook page.
“A&M-Commerce UPD is actively investigating three gunshot victims in Pride Rock Residence Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus,” the missive continued. “There have been two confirmed deaths. The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment. UPD has stationed officers throughout the campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community. We will continue to provide updates as they become available”
Classes were cancelled for the remainder of the day, ABC News reported.
University police have not said if a suspect is in custody.
Texas A&M Commerce is located 200 miles north of the university’s main campus in College Station, ABC News reported.
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