DALLAS, TX — Two people are dead after police say a gunman opened fire in an apparent murder suicide on Wednesday at a Dallas area community college.
Authorities say two people, including the suspected shooter, were found dead at North Lake College, a two year program school in the north Dallas suburb of Irving. The school had been placed on lock down earlier in the day after reports of an active shooter on campus were reported to police.
Administrative officials at the school had issued an alert to students telling them to barricade themselves in the nearest room until told to do otherwise.
“Proceed with others to the nearest room and barricade and/or lock yourselves in the room. Wait in place for further instructions from police. If you are not on campus, STAY AWAY for your own safety. We’ll update you as soon as we can,” the warning said.
Irving police spokesman James McLellan says it doesn’t appear anyone else was hurt in the shooting.
“There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe,” Irving police officials said on social media.
Neither the victim nor the shooter have yet been identified.