University of Texas Shooting: Suspect Dead in UT Campus Shooting
An "active shooting situation" is taking place at the University of Texas at Austin. Here is the latest on the UT shooting in Austin
Several media outlets have reported that an "active shooting situation" is taking place on the campus of the University of Texas in Ausitin. KXAN-TV reported that an armed suspect had shot himself. So far, there is no word of victims.
According to the Austin Statesman, a gunman fired several shots in the Perry-Casteneda Library and is now dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials say they are looking for a possible second shooter due to different descriptions of the suspect given by witnesses.
The campus continues to be on lockdown as the University of Texas shooting is being investigated. UT officials warned students, faculty members and staff via text message, outdoor loudspeakers and an online post.
The University of Texas was home to one of the most infamous shootings in modern history. In 1966, Charles Whitman perched atop the Texas Tower and went on a shooting spree, killing 14 people and wounding 32 more.
For online updates on the UT shooting, the Austin FOX affiliate offers livestreaming coverage of the University of Texas shooting. The local CBS affiliate also has UT shooting coverage online.