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UPDATE: TAMUC Campus Locked Down lifted

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The precautionary shelter in place recommendations for Texas A&M University Commerce have been lifted, the school reports on their website.

However, due to the ongoing investigation of three gunshot victims at Pride Rock Hall, the surrounding areas were still blocked off at 1:45 p.m., however. The Rayburn Student Center was made available for students who may be displaced by the ongoing investigation, the reported.

Counselors are also available in Rayburn Student Center conference rooms on campus for anyone who needs assistance coping with this situation.

Students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Commerce were instructed around noon Monday to take shelter and stay in place until further notice as a precautionary measure. All classes were canceled for the remainder of the day and evening at the A&M-Commerce campus, according to a TAMUC post.

At 1 p.m., a notice on TAMUC campus website and social medial pages stated: “A&M-Commerce UPD is actively investigating three gunshot victims in Pride Rock Residence Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus. There have been two confirmed deaths. The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment. UPD has stationed officers throughout the campus, including all key gathering points, for the safety of the campus community.”

Author: Faith Huffman

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