Gunman Opens Fire Near Texas College

MCKINNEY, Texas—Collin County Community College was placed on lockdown today after a gunman reportedly set fire to a vehicle outside of the McKinney Police Department to draw officers out of the station and then opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle.

Officers exchanged fire with the yet-unidentified man, who set ablaze a white F-150 truck loaded with ammunition that had begun to ignite, reports the Dallas Morning News.

The police department is near the campus. One witness said the gunman opened fire on a campus police officer’s vehicle using a semiautomatic rifle when the officer came to investigate the blaze, according to WFAA.com. Students were notified of the shooting and campus lockdown around 9:45 a.m. The lockdown was lifted around 12 p.m. No students, faculty or staff were injured.

The gunman, who was wearing a ballistic vest, was fatally shot after exchanging fire with officers. However, it’s unclear whether the suspect died from a police bullet or self-inflicted wound.

Read the full story on DallasNews.com.

 

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