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University of Texas Shooting: Shots Fired on UT Campus, One Gunman Dead, Second Possible Suspect Sought

University of Texas Shooting: Shots Fired on UT Campus, One Gunman Dead, Second Possible Sought
Shooting on UT Campus (KEYE)

AUSTIN, Texas (CBS/AP/KEYE) A gunman opened fire today - reportedly with an automatic weapon - inside the Perry Castaneda Library on the University of Texas at Austin campus, then shot and killed himself. Police are seeking a possible second suspect.

UT police spokesperson Rhonda Weldon says no one else was injured.

An emergency alert warning of an "active shooter" and "shelter in place" was listed on the UT website more than an hour after the gunfire happened on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library.

The website says:

"A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead. Police are searching for possible second shooter. Lock doors, do not leave your building."

Reports of a shooting surfaced at around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Welcond says a man with an automatic weapon opened fire inside the library, located on the south end of the sprawling campus - then he shot himself. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says the suspected shooter shot himself on the sixth floor of the building, according to CBS affiliate KEYE.

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the gunfire.

On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman went to the 28th floor observation deck at the UT clock tower and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people and wounded nearly three dozen before police killed him about 90 minutes after the siege began.

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