September 28th, 2010
10:32 AM ET

Suspected University of Texas-Austin gunman dead

A suspected gunman fired shots inside a library at the University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday morning before shooting himself, university spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon told CNN.

The gunman died, Weldon said. No one else was hurt.

On its Facebook page, the university police said they were searching for a possible second suspect.

Weldon said it was not known whether that second suspect was armed.

Students and others on campus were advised to remain indoors with their doors locked.

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  1. Nunya

    What's the update with the 2nd shooter still at large?

    September 28, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    What's up CNN? I know if it had been in the North East, it would've been front page news. Sheezz...

    September 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. romo

    My son graduated from U.T. It brought back terrible memories of the Tower shooting! I was across the street at an old movie theatre, when it started. Used to work at Uncle John'S Pancake House at the end of the drag. Chaos Mega. thank God all the students are O.K.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lindsay

    I just hope that all of my friends at UT are safe.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. Antonio

    Apparently there is a shooter who is terrorizing the UT campus so you better hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husbands.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michel

    Check on FOXNEWS.com , its all french info

    September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. John

    I know there's a lot of criticism here for CNN not making this story a huge priority right now, but I'm going to have to be honest: I'm absolutely fine with that. The majority of the time, people carry out these rampages because they are seeking attention, and somewhere in their screwed logic, they think the best route is to storm a local university with a firearm, and kill some people.

    As far as I'm concerned, the less front page attention we give these people, the less appealing these "Going out in a blaze of glory" rampages become.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • CA

      So are you suggesting that people wait to know about their families/children until after the fact? I understand what you are saying about the gunman and attention, but don't you think you'd want to know if your family is safe?

      September 28, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. harwich02

    This has happened at UT before- shooting on campus, etc., etc. What's up with this school? They get crushed by UCLA in football and people go nutty?

    I want to read about landslides.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pakilegacy

    Here we go. Now gun advocates will push for guns on campus 🙁

    September 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin

    CNN and other news agencies shouldn't give up the top story to just any story as trivial as a college shooting. Afterall, Lindsay Lohan might put something up her nose or, for fox news, Sara Palin might fart.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. longhorn forever

    epic fail on your part cnn. epic. fail. your austin correspondent needs to be fired stat.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Corey

    Hang in there Cara, we love you are praying for you!...Dad

    September 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Leigh

    @ Rick Shore,
    The system does work that well. It sends a text message, an email, and it also send a robo call. There are also sirens that go off on campus to alert people to urgent situations.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cat

    Time to start going to Fox News! They even have a link to the local news website.

    I hope in the mean time, everyone stays safe.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. Big_D

    This is not as bad as 1966 thank goodness. It is sad but this is not the first time at UT.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
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