A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a campus library at the University of Texas and then fatally shot, and police are looking for a possible second suspect, the university police said.A man fired an automatic weapon in the sixth floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library early Tuesday, UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said.
"He then shot himself. He is dead," he said, adding that no one else was reported injured.Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a press conference that police are investigating what they described as a means of crime outside the library where shots were fired too.Randall Wilhelm, associate professor of law at the university, said he was heading to class when he saw that "students begin pursuing revolver trash cans, trees and monuments ", and then a young man with an assault rifle, running down the street.
"It was a cross for me ... and shot what I thought were three shots ... not for me. In my address, but not me, of course not for me," said Prof. Said goalkeeper Guillermo . The opportunity to shoot several students and Wilhelm, but not.Police patrolled nearby buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs to find the second suspect as possible and ensure that no explosives were left behind.
"What we are doing so methodically eliminating the second suspect," said Acevedo.No shots were fired by police, university officials said.Police Acevedo and urged students to stay home. The university canceled classes for the day. "Suspect shot dead in the PCL library. The police are looking for a second shooter possible. Locking doors, not leaving the building," the university said in an e-mail alert to students and staff. Weldon said there is no report that the possible second suspect may be armed, but police are taking all precautions and keep the campus closed.
Investigators trying to determine what led to the shooting at the UT campus in Austin, which is one of the nation's largest with about 50,000 students.Law maintaining the campus police, police in Austin and the Department of State for Public Security raided the campus The first reports of gunfire. armored tank and is placed near the library. A DPS helicopter around the campus overhead.Jennifer Scalora, who works in revenues, was in his office about 100 meters from the library. She said police, SWAT teams and helicopters are swarming the campus, but in reality are the only ones around.