Two people were dead and 14 were injured Sunday after a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at an off-campus Texas A&M University-Commerce party, in Greenville, a town of 27,000 people 50 miles northeast of Dallas, 20 miles away from the school’s campus.
Others were injured fleeing from the venue. No deputies fired shots during the incident. No arrests have been made. Hunt County Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford told reporters early Sunday that the shooting had occurred “abruptly” just before midnight. The suspect remains at large and was not identified. The motive is also not yet clear. At least 750 people were at the party celebrating the school's homecoming weekend.
“There has been no active shooter situation in Commerce. There was an event outside Greenville, TX that may or not have involved students at this time. Further information will be posted when known, official twitter of the Texas A&M-Commerce University Police Department tweeted. ”Officers found the two people who had been killed inside the building. Texas A&M University-Commerce is the second-largest university in the Texas A&M University System. The school was founded in 1889. The university has around 6,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students.