Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Police still searching UT for second "suspect" in campus shooting

The University of Texas remains on lockdown as police conduct an ongoing search for a second suspect in this morning's shooting. Austin's police chief said he would not refer to the second suspect as a "shooter," and it remains unclear whether the suspect is armed, but he did confirm that the search centered around Calhoun Hall and what's known on campus as the six pack — a cluster of six buildings on the South Mall.

My Fox Austin reports UT's emergency sirens are back on, indicating there is persistent danger.

The first shooter fired eight to 10 shots into UT's Perry-Castañeda Library with an automatic weapon — reportedly an AK-47 — before taking his own life. His body was found on the sixth floor. One student told an Austin TV station that he was in the lobby of the library when the gunman walked in carrying the AK-47, and said the that gunman headed for the stairs, past a few dozen people, without firing a shot on the first level.

Campus remains on lockdown, and all classes have been canceled. Area hospitals have not reported any related injuries.



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