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North Lake College Shooting: Murder-Suicide Locks Down Campus

Students can be seen running from a building after a shooting at North Lake Community College in Texas. (Video via NBC 5)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:40 PM

North Lake Community College in Irving, Texas, went on lockdown Wednesday after a shooting that turned out to be a probable murder-suicide.

The lockdown lasted more than an hour as police searched for the shooter, then found two bodies in different buildings on the campus. Witnesses reported hearing three to five shots at about 11:45 a.m. before finding the body of a woman and a man at around 1 p.m., NBC 5 reported.

A faculty member saw the man shoot the woman, prompting lockdown procedures, NBC said. After finding the bodies, police released students and faculty to leave once each building was cleared. Some students were seen running from various buildings to parking lots, however.

Classes for Wednesday and Thursday were canceled following the shooting to give police time to investigate, but initial findings seemed to indicate an apparent murder-suicide.

College President Dr. Christa Slejko told CNN that staff and faculty had spent a lot of time drilling on lockdown procedures in recent years to prepare for a shooting if it were to occur.

“We do big yearly exercises, and then we do drills, at least one a semester,” she said.

The college had about 11,000 students as of 2013.

The shooting comes on the heels of a stabbing Tuesday at UT Austin that left one dead and several wounded.

Twitter users were beginning to feel the effects of the violence.

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