McKinney, TX Campus of Collin College on Lockdown: Active Shooter Incident, Possible DOA

August 17th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A community college which is located about thirty miles north of Dallas, Texas has been placed on lockdown after reports of gunfire in what reports are calling an “active shooter incident” at a nearby police building which has led to one possible DOA, and other reported wounded, with neither confirmed as of yet.

One person is believed dead, and another is said to be in custody after the shooting which occurred early this morning near a McKinney Public Safety Building. A teletype dispatch which was sent out by Enrique Guzman at the McKinney Police Department stated, “Our Police Department was just under fire. Suspects possibly set truck on fire to draw people out of building. Used semi auto rifle to shoot out front of building. 1 suspect down possible 2nd suspect unaccounted for. No Further Info. McKinney PD…09:39 A.M.”

Apparently a car, which was full of bullet holes, was set on fire, and left outside the building. Ammunition inside the car began exploding. A twenty seven year old was said to have been taken into custody, but that is yet unconfirmed by ‘NBC DFW’ whose news chopper was asked ot back away more than 2.5 miles due to continued shooting.

An email alert was sent out at around 9:30 this morning (Tuesday) informing students and faculty at the Collin County Community College District in McKinney, Texas, which warned that shots had been fired at the school, and that the central campus was closed.

According to reports from ‘The Associated Press’, the email was as follows, “Shots fired. Campus on lockdown. Cops on the scene. Details to follow.” It is unclear as of yet whether there was a separate incident on campus. Video of the location can be seen here.

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