Three die in Texas campus shooting


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The Independent US

A gunman and a police officer were among three people killed today in a shooting near a Texas university campus, police said.

A male civilian was also killed, while two other officers and a woman were injured in the shooting near Texas A&M University at College Station, said Bryan Police Department spokesman Jon Agnew.

Assistant College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum earlier identified the officer killed as Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann.

Mr Agnew said officers had established a perimeter around the area shortly after the shooting just east of campus, but they do not believe a second suspect was involved. He said police do not know if the shooter was a student at Texas A&M.

The school had issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 pm warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The alert warned residents and students to avoid the area, and was later updated with the shooter taken into custody.

Texas A&M spokeswoman Sherylon Carroll could not confirm details about the shooting, but said most students were not on campus today. Their autumn does not begin until August 27.

"It appeared to be fairly quiet," Ms Carroll said of campus. "It didn't appear to be a lot of people out and about at that particular time."