University Of Texas

September 28, 2010 by Post Team 

University Of Texas, A gunman wielding an AK-47, apparently committed suicide in a library at the University of Texas this morning after several shots, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

No other firearms injuries have been reported and services of emergency medical campus is treating someone at this time. Officials do not think there was a second gunman.

UT spokesman Don Hale said that the gunman statesman “apparently took his own life” on the sixth floor of the Perry-Casta?eda Library. Hale said that the attacker has no identification with him. No further information is known about the gunman.

KVUE UT student Andrew McWaters said he heard “four shots, while walking near the library around 8:10 am McWaters said then found himself face to face with the alleged suspect, who had a black ski mask and the “smile” and waved. ”

UT assistant law professor Randall Wilhite was found with the alleged murderer while driving through the campus and described the incident with the statesman:

“He ran right in front of my car, fired two or three shots to the south of a general nature in my direction, but not me,” Wilhite said. “It seemed to hit my class left in the middle. There seemed to be pointing at people. It was just kind of throw on the floor.”

Wilhite described the suspect as 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds.

Electrician Steve Bradley was in the Perry-Casta?eda Library this morning. He told KVUE that he heard people shouting “Down, down” but otherwise did not see anything suspicious. He said one of his colleagues saw “a man with a balaclava and a gun in a banana clip” in a stairwell of the library.

According to KVUE’s Noelle Newton, the gunman said “Woo Hoo” in a moment of the situation. Several reports said the gunman appeared to be “jovial. A witness told KVUE that the attacker” looked like he was on something. He really was amplified up. “Other witnesses described the gunman as the use of a suit jacket and jeans.

Perry-Casta?eda Library is the largest university undergraduate library. Located across the street from Jester Hall, a residence that houses more than 3,000 students. College students were alerted to the shooting through text messages.

According to the Associated Press, the campus, the city and enforce state law invaded the area after reports of gunfire broke. SWAT teams are currently on the site.

From noon central time, students have said that the situation is clear and free to leave school, though police are still investigating the environment of the Perry-Casta?eda Library and some students remain in buildings barricaded. All classes have been canceled.

Statesman to see photos of the scene and KVUE visit to Austin’s live video.

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