The shooter has committed suicide according to police
IRVING, Texas — Police say two people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after he opened fire at North Lake College in the Las Colinas area of Irving according to a WFAA report.
Irving police have confirmed that three shots were fired on the campus Wednesday just before noon.
The deceased gunman was described as being a white man with a buzz haircut, who was wearing an orange tank top, and black jacket. He was armed with a handgun.
Intruder Lock-Down. Stay away from campus. Irving PD says they are working on clearing each building on our campus. No confirmed injuries.
— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
Irving PD said just before 1 p.m. that there was “no continuing threat” at the school, but officers will keep searching to make sure the campus is safe.
We have what appears to be one victim deceased & the shooter has committed suicide.
— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017
When the events originally unfolded, the school tweeted that the school was under lockdown and advised students to go into the nearest classroom and hide.
A student named Mike spoke to WFAA and said he heard people yelling in a hallway, and a man entered the room he was in, turned off the lights, and locked the door. He also heard police officers telling people to get down, and said officers entered the room and had students leave with their hands over their heads.
The Irving Independent School District says nearby Singley Academy and MacArthur High School are no longer under lockdown, but there was never a known threat to either campus.
“We will do everything we can to keep our students safe,” Leslie Weaver with IISD said.
DART announced that all Orange Line trains aren’t serving North Lake College Station at this time due to police activity. A bus shuttle has been placed between the Belt Line and Irving Convention Center Stations.