(Reuters) – Two people were killed and a third was wounded on Monday in a shooting at a residence hall on the Texas A&M University campus in Commerce, the school said on social media.
The wounded person was taken to a hospital for treatment, the school said. The victim’s condition was not disclosed.
There have been 2 confirmed deaths. The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment. UPD has stationed officers throughout campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community.
We will continue to share updates as they are available.
— A&M-Commerce (@tamuc) February 3, 2020
Officials at the campus, part of the Texas A&M University system and located about 65 miles northeast of Dallas, could not be reached for further comment. The campus has 12,000 students.
The shooting is the latest in a wave of gun violence on U.S. college and high school campuses in recent years. The bloodshed has fueled the debate over tighter restrictions on access to guns in the United States, where the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms.
In October near the Commerce campus, two people were killed and about a dozen more wounded at an off-campus Halloween party jammed with more than 750 party-goers, many of them students, authorities said.
“My son is safe today but tired of the nonsense on this campus!” a Facebook user named Yolanda Temple posted.
On the Texas A&M campus, students and staff were initially told to shelter in place, but the order was later lifted.
All classes were canceled for the rest of the day, ABC affiliate WFAA said.
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Franklin Paul and Leslie Adler)