Two people are dead, including the suspected gunman, in what is being called the North Lake College Shooting murder/suicide. The suspected gunman was killed himself after he opened fire at North Lake College in the Las Colinas area of Irving.
Irving police have confirmed that three shots were fired on the campus Wednesday just before noon.
The deceased gunman is described as a white man with a buzz haircut, wearing an orange tank top, and black jacket. He was armed with a handgun.
— Dahboo7 (@dahboo7) May 3, 2017
North Lake College-Intruder Lock-down. Go to nearest room and lock-down. If not at campus STAY AWAY for your own safety (DCCCD Alerts)
— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017
— WFAA-TV (@wfaachannel8) May 3, 2017
There was “no continuing threat” at the school, according to Irving PD.
During the shooting, the school tweeted that the school was under lockdown and advised students to go into the nearest classroom and hide.
Some students have taken to social media to talk about the incident:
I've never been so scared. There is legit yelling and running in my hallway.
— Awa (@syawa01) May 3, 2017
Lockdown at Northlake college pic.twitter.com/X1ZNlz9vtK
— hmz (@ZaboltF) May 3, 2017
Man I'm stuck in my classroom on lockdown, somebody shooting at Northlake
— Mario (@Mardiaz2) May 3, 2017
At Northlake Hiding, I should of listened to my Boyfriend and went home instead!!
— ✝Ladisss❤ (@adayinthelight) May 3, 2017
So I go to turn in a transcript for northlake college, then 10+ police cars pull up and officers hop out with rifles. There's a shooter🙃
— Bonita 💞 (@DemyHagan) May 3, 2017
There is an active shooter at northlake please be safe everyone
— Señora Swaggie (@_jda3) May 3, 2017
The Irving Independent School District says nearby Singley Academy and MacArthur High School are also under lockdown, but there are no known threats to either campus.
“We will do everything we can to keep our students safe,” Leslie Weaver with IISD said.
DART announced that all Orange Line trains aren’t serving North Lake College Station at this time due to police activity. A bus shuttle has been placed between the Belt Line and Irving Convention Center Stations.
Check back for more on this developing story.