Texas college campus on lockdown after gunfire, at least 1 dead

August 17th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by BNO News  

McKINNEY, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) — A community college remains on lockdown Tuesday morning after reports of gunfire at and near the campus. At least one person has been killed.

Gunfire erupted between 9 and 9.30 a.m. local time at both the Central Park Campus of Collin College and the McKinney Police Department.

“Campus was put on lockdown immediately,” said Lisa Vasquez, a spokeswoman for Collin College. “Students were notified immediately through the college‚Äôs emergency alert system. Police are still on the scene and the campus is on lockdown until further notice.”

Enrique Guzman of the McKinney Police Department said their building came under fire. “Suspects possibly set truck on fire to draw people out of building,” he said. “Used semi auto rifle to shoot out front of building.”

Guzman said one suspect was down, while a possible second suspect remains unaccounted for. Anna Folmsbee, a city spokeswoman, said the suspect had been killed.

The campus remains on lockdown.

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