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Police investigate 2 shooting scenes at UT campus

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AP – An armored police vehicle drives up to the Perry-Castañeda Library on the University of Texas at Austin AP – An armored police vehicle drives up to the Perry-Castañeda Library on the University of Texas at Austin

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Police investigate 2 shooting scenes at UT campus

By KELLEY SHANNON
Associated Press Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say they're investigating two crime scenes on the University of Texas campus after a gunman opened fire inside a library then fatally shot himself.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities also continue to investigate reports of a possible second suspect Tuesday morning.

Officials say a man fired an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library early Tuesday before killing himself.

No other injuries have been reported but Acevedo says police also are investigating what he describes as a second crime scene outside the library where shots were fired.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 


 

By KELLEY SHANNON
Associated Press Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - 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.

Senior Robby Reeb told ABCNews.com he was rushing through the campus late for a class when the shooting happened.

Reeb says he was walking from the business school when he "looked up and saw a man in a ski mask, wearing a suit, and carrying an assault rifle." Reeb says he called 911.

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. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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