2 Dead, 1 Child Injured In Texas A&M-Commerce School Shooting

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Two women were killed and a small child was injured at Texas A&M-Commerce University on Monday during a shooting at a residence hall, according to authorities and the school.

The public college in Commerce, Texas advised students and staff members to remain sheltered in place amid the investigation into the gunshot victims, according to its website. The shooting took place at Pride Rock Residence Hall, the college added.

Two women were found dead in a room along with an injured child, believed to be around two years old, authorities said according to NBC News.

“A third person, a small child who is approximately 2 years old who is in stable condition, was also in the room,” University Police Department Chief Bryan Vaughn said.

The university also cancelled classes for the remainder of Monday. The surviving shooting victim was taken to the hospital, UPD said according to ABC15. The person’s status is not known.

“UPD [University Police Department] has stationed officers throughout the campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community,” Texas A&M-Commerce wrote.

The status of the shooter is not known. Texas A&M-Commerce is the third largest institution in the Texas A&M school system. (RELATED: Brother Of Sandy Hook Victim, Father Of Parkland Victim Respond To Viral School Shooting Ad)