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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Gunman Dead after Shooting at U of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) — A man killed himself after firing shots at the University of Texas on Tuesday but officials said they feared a second gunman was on the campus.
"This individual was carrying an automatic weapon, fired it briefly but did not harm anyone," university spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said.
Austin police confirmed shots had been fired on the campus but gave no further details.
Weldon said the gunman shot himself to death on the sixth floor of the sprawling library complex but witnesses reported a second suspect in the area.
It seems the good news here is that the idiot doing the shooting is the only one dead....perfect. This university is the same one that we heard of the 'nut' shooting people from the bell tower,that had to be one of the first times I had ever heard of a nutbar shooting at a school, that was a big deal in thosse days.I wonder what possess's some fool to want to shoot innoncent students.(mind you the National Guard did it in OHIO) A Reuters correspondent visiting the university for an energy conference said buildings were still locked down and that alarms had sounded.
"I can hear helicopters overhead," Reuters correspondent Eileen O'Grady said.
The University of Texas was the scene of a mass shooting in August 1966 when Charles Whitman, a student and former Marine, barricaded himself inside the campus clock tower and fired his rifle at passersby, killing 14 people.
Whitman, who had killed his wife and his mother the night before, was shot dead by police