Dear Commons Community,
Various media sources are reporting that the police near Texas A&M took a gunman into custody 15 minutes after issuing a “Code Maroon” alert at Texas A&M at 12:29 this afternoon. The Huffington Post is reporting that one policeman and one civilian were killed.
The Maroon alert distributed electronically to students, faculty and staff warned people to stay away from the intersection of Welborn Road and George Bush Drive and part of Fidelity Drive in College Station, Texas, according to CNN. The message also told residents in the area, which is near the school’s football stadium, to stay indoors.
The Atlantic Wire commented that the shooter appeared to be firing an automatic weapon from a home in the area.
The shooting comes on the heels of the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple on Aug. 5, and the massacre at a Colorado movie theater on July 20.