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Gunman in custody near Texas A&M after shooting 'multiple' people

August 13, 2012|By Rene Lynch and Molly Hennessy-Fiske

A gunman has been taken into custody near the Texas A&M University campus after shooting several people. The extent of their injuries or whether anyone was killed is not yet known, a campus official said.

"The active shooter has been contained," Lacey Lively, a spokeswoman for the city of College Station, Texas, told the Los Angeles Times. She could only say that "multiple" people had been hit.

The shooting prompted the university to issue a campus-wide alert urging students and others to avoid the area.

Lively said the shooting occurred shortly after noon just off campus on Fidelity Street.

College Station police were still on scene and had not released the identity of the shooter, the injured or whether they included law enforcement.

Texas A&M university issued a Code Maroon warning on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday stating that an "active shooter" was in the area. "Please avoid the area. Residents in the immediate area need to remain inside their residence," the warning said.

About eight minutes later, the school issued another alert, once again urging people to avoid the area. At 12:44 p.m., a new update said that "the shooter is in custody. Continue to avoid the area."

A school representative told The Times the gunman was not on campus. 

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