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BREAKING: Shooting Reported Near Texas A&M Campus

photo   © 2008   bk1bennett , Flickr / Wylio
photo © 2008 bk1bennett , Flickr / Wylio

Updated 5:35: According to KETK in East Texas, the incident occurred as the constable was attempting to serve an eviction notice.

Updated 4:00 p.m.KBTX in Bryan / College Station, Texas is reporting that the suspect in the shooting has died. 

Updated at 3:35 p.m.: Via KBTX in Bryan / College Station, Texas: Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann of the College Station Police Department has died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting. A male civilian has also been confirmed dead. 

College Station Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum confirmed the casualties in a statement this afternoon. Another member of the police department was shot in the leg and is in stable condition, and a female civilian was also shot and is in surgery, according to McCollum. McCollum said members of the department are still trying to piece together details and a motive for the incident.


Earlier reports:

According to NBCNews, one person is in custody following gunfire near Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Local news reports say the police have not confirmed any fatalities in the incident, but that "multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement."

From NBCNews

"KBTX-TV of College Station reported that "multiple" people had been wounded. The report couldn't immediately be confirmed.

Campus officials issued an alert to faculty and students for an "active shooter" two blocks southeast of the university, which houses the library of former President George W. Bush."

At a news conference held this afternoon, officials did not report any fatalities, but did confirm injuries to two law enforcement officers as well as civilans.

Sojouners offers prayers for all involved, and for the College Station community.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad you Spirit, that all people may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one [Lord]; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
From The Book of Common Prayer

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