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Old 08-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Texas A&M University reports on its website that an "active shooter" is in custody in the area of the school. At least two people apparently have been injured, according to local media.

The university, located in College Station, Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston, initially reported the shooter at 1:29 p.m. ET, and reported 15 minutes later that he was in custody. The university immediately issued a Code Maroon on its emergency website, instructing students and school personnel to avoid the area.

Update at 2:35 p.m. ET: The shooting incident occurred a few blocks off campus, Texas A & M University spokeswoman Sherylon Carroll tells USA TODAY's Donna Leinwand Leger.

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Carroll says she learned of the shooting from the campus police chief who asked her to alert students, faculty and staff to avoid the area. Within 15 minutes, police called to say the shooter was in custody, Carroll says.

"We are OK now," Carroll says. "For a while, it was scary."

Update at 2:33 p.m. ET:The Eagle, the College Station newspaper, reports that the incident appears to have started on Fidelity Street near George Bush Dr., not far from the A&M Former Student's Association building.

Other media reports say the shooter apparently had barricaded himself into a building.

Update at 2:27 p.m. ET: KBTX reports it has confirmed that more than one law enforcement officer had been wounded.

KBTX quotes a spokesperson for the College Station Police Department as saying there were no confirmed fatalities.

"The scene is reportedly under control and there is no longer a danger to the public," KBTX report.

Update at 2:22 p.m. ET: The College Station newspaper, The Eagle, reports that police scanners referred to two officers being wounded, but that was not immediately confirmed. (Correction at 2:56 p.m. ET: We earlier wrongly referred to the Eagle as the school newspaper.)

Update at 2:18 p.m. ET: reports that at least two people were shot. KHOU reports that police say the suspect was firing shots from a house near the campus.

Update at 2:14 p.m. ET: Police officer Seaton, in her interview with CNN, said she did not know at this time the extent of the injuries .

Update at 2:12 p.m. ET: Brazos County police scanners report at least two people "are down."

Update at 2:11 p.m. ET: College Station, Texas, police officer Rhonda Seaton tells CNN that the "multiple people" have been injured.

Update at 2:06 p.m. ET: Here is the university's initial report on its website:

Avoid Area. CSPD reports an active shooter in the area immediately southeast of the intersection of Welborn Rd and George Bush Drive. Please avoid the area. Residents in the immediate area need to remain inside their residence.

No futher details were immediately available.

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