3 dead in shooting near Texas A&M campus

August 14, 2012

A deadly shooting occurred Monday near Texas A&M University's College Station campus when a man being brought an eviction notice opened fire on a law-enforcement officer, leaving 3 people dead, including the officer and the gunman. The gunfire prompted Texas A&M to issue an emergency alert warning students and residents to stay away from the area. Most of the institution's 50,000 students were not on the campus as the fall term does not start until August 27. "All of us at Texas A&M will do whatever we can today and in the coming days to serve in any way possible to ease the pain, tensions and concerns of all affected," said Texas A&M's president Monday. Texas A&M President's Statement | Associated Press