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Police: Man kills self after shooting at UT Austin

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By Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said.

A man opened fire with an automatic weapon on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library early Tuesday, UT police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said.

"He subsequently shot himself. He is deceased," she said, adding that no one else was reported injured.

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

"I was walking from the business school, and a guy sprinted past me screaming, 'There's a guy with a gun.' I looked up and saw a man in a ski mask, wearing a suit, and carrying an assault rifle. And I called 911."

Police and university officials urged students to stay indoors. The university canceled classes for the day.

"A suspected shooter in PCL library is dead. Police are searching for possible second shooter. Lock doors, do not leave your building," the university said in an e-mail alert to students and staff.

Weldon said there was no report that the possible second suspect may have been armed, but that police are taking all precautions and keeping the campus locked down.


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