Texas college campus on lockdown after gunfire near McKinney police station

August 17th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by BNO News  

McKINNEY, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) — A community college remains on lockdown Tuesday morning after gunfire erupted near a police station near the campus, officials said. One suspect has been killed.

Gunfire erupted between 9 and 9.30 a.m. local time near the McKinney Police Department, not far from the Central Park Campus of Collin College.

Lisa Vasquez, a spokeswoman for Collin College, initially said in a statement that shots had also been fired at the campus but later said only shots were fired near the police department.

“Shots were fired at the McKinney Police Department near the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive, in McKinney shortly after 9 a.m. today,” Vasquez said in an updated statement. “Campus was put on lockdown immediately. Students were notified immediately through the college‚Äôs emergency alert system.”

Enrique Guzman of the McKinney Police Department said their building came under fire. “Suspects possibly set [a] truck on fire to draw people out of [the] 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, as well as Vasquez said the suspect had been killed.

“It has been confirmed that the shooter is dead,” Vasquez said. She said no students, faculty or staff were injured.

The campus remains on lockdown while police investigate the possibility of a second shooter.

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