Two women are dead and a toddler about two years old was injured after a shooting at the Pride Rock residence hall, at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday, about 67 miles northeast of Dallas.
Police found them in a room. The identities of the gunshot victims and their relationships with the school have not been released by authorities yet.The child is in stable condition at a hospital. Police said they discovered the victims after they received a call from a student at 10:17 a.m. local time. A precautionary shelter in place for students and faculty was lifted after two hours. All classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Pride Rock Residence Hall houses both male and female first-year students. Investigators have not released a motive in the shooting. Mark J. Rudin, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, took no questions during a news conference Monday afternoon. The University hasn’t confirmed if the two women who died there, lived in the dorms or even if they are students at the university. No names of victims have been released, there was no explanation from police about what may have happened.
As of August 2016, those who hold a current and valid concealed handgun license in Texas are allowed to carry a concealed handgun on certain parts of the campus. Police have not yet said whether a suspect is in custody. Counselors were available in Rayburn Student Center conference rooms on campus for those in need of help coping with the situation.