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Washington, February 4, 2020
Two women were killed and a small child was injured in a shooting on Monday morning inside a residence hall at Texas A&M University-Commerce, university police said.
Texas A&M-Commerce University Police Chief Bryan Vaughn told journalists that the University Police Department had received a call at about 10.17 am from the Pride Rock residence hall.
Policemen who reached the coed freshman residence hall found the bodies of two women and an injured child, aged about two years, in one of the rooms, he said.
Vaugh said the child, who has been admitted to a hospital, was in stable condition.
More information about the women and the child, including their identies and their relationship to each other, was not immediately available.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and students impacted by today’s tragic event. During this difficult time, we encourage our Lion family – students, faculty, staff and friends – to remain supportive of each other," University President Mark Rudin said in a statement.
"Since this is an active investigation multiple law enforcement agencies are still conducting, we cannot speak further to the specific circumstances surrounding this isolated incident at this time. We assure you that we are taking measures to ensure your continued safety on campus and to provide services and support to you all," he said.
The university cancelled all classes, programs and events on the campus till Wednesday.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is part of the Texas A&M University system and has a student body of about 10,000 students. It is located about 90 km northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth and about 480 km north of Houston.