Police: 2 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at College

'I saw him shooting her three times,' witness says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2017 2:08 PM CDT
Police: 2 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at College
US Customs and Border Protection officers work at a shooting scene on the North Lake College campus in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.   (Jae S. Lee)

Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves into rooms, the AP reports. It was the second deadly attack on a Texas campus this week. Irving police spokesperson James McLellan said it doesn't appear anyone else was hurt in the shooting at North Lake College in suburban Dallas. The college said classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Irving Police said on Twitter: "There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe."

Math tutor Nasrin Nanbakhsh said she saw a man shoot a woman in a hallway. "I saw a guy standing and there was a girl sitting on a chair. I saw him shooting her three times," Nanbakhsh told reporters. Nanbakhsh said she ran back to a room, locked the doors, turned the lights off, and waited for help to arrive. She said she also emailed her supervisors to let them know what was happening. North Lake College had issued an alert to students late Wednesday morning telling them to barricade themselves in the nearest room and wait for further instructions from police. On Monday, one person was killed and three others injured in a stabbing attack at the University of Texas in Austin. (More campus shooting stories.)

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