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Gunman Kills Two in Shooting in Texas

At least two people reported killed when a gunman opens fire near Texas A&M University in College Station.
By Elad Benari and Reuters
First Publish: 8/13/2012, 11:52 PM

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Gun (illustration)
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Multiple people, including law enforcement officers, were shot on Monday when a gunman opened fire near Texas A&M University in College Station, police told Reuters.

Police had a shooting suspect in custody, according to the university's website. A spokesman for local police told Reuters that officials think that the suspect was the only gunman, but added that officials were searching the neighborhood to be sure.

One report said that the gunman killed two people before being killed himself. Several people were wounded.

Reuters reported that the university issued a “code maroon” shortly after noon, warning students and employees that an “active shooter” was in the area west of campus and asking them to stay away.

The gunman fired from inside a home about two blocks from the campus, according to the university's alert.

The incident is just one of several shooting incidents in the United States over the past few weeks. In late July, a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more.

Last week, a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. The murderer, Wade Michael Page, was reportedly a U.S. army vet who was in a racist white supremacist band.