A gunman wearing a ski mask opened fire today inside a University of Texas at Austin library — then fatally shot himself. Police say they’re searching for a possible second suspect.
Nobody else was hurt. UT has canceled classes for the day.
UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon says a gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library, then fatally shot himself. A statement on the UT website, at 9:02 a.m. Tuesday, said “stay in place, lock doors.” A loudspeaker on campus was announcing there was an “emergency” on campus. Police barricades were in place in an area near the library, located on the southern part of the campus.
Investigators are trying to determine what led to the gunfire at the UT campus at Austin, which is one of the largest in the country with nearly 50,000 students. The Perry-Castaneda Library is one of several on the campus and is one of the busiest undergraduate libraries.
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