Colton Tooley Identified As Gunman: University of Texas Shooting
Colton Tooley Has Been Identified As the Shooter in the UT Shooting Tuesday Morning
The Travis County Medical Examiner's officer has confirmed the identity of Colton Tooley, a 19-year-old sophomore math major from the University of Texas.
The Statesman is reporting that police are moving in and out of a house in the 3200 block of Western Drive in South Austin, where it is believed Tooley was living while attending UT Austin. The street is blocked off with tape and police cars.
UT’s student directory lists Tooley as a sophomore math major, with a focus on actuarial sciences, within the College of Natural Sciences.
It is not known why Colton Tooley started shooting at the University of Texas Tuesday morning before shooting and killing himself in the Perry-Castaneda Library on campus.
The campus was on lockdown for hours and classes have been canceled for the rest of the day. There were original reports that there was a second gunman on the campus but those turned out to be false.
It is believed that Colton Tooley used an AK-47, but it is unclear how many shots were fired in the incident. Police originally stated four rounds were fired, but witnesses report hearing much more.
It is thought the campus will open for classes on Wednesday.
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