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BREAKING: Two Killed, Several Injured in Texas A&M Shooting

BREAKING: Two Killed, Several Injured in Texas A&M Shooting

A police officer and a civilian have been killed, and an unknown number are injured after a shooting at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle is reporting that at least five people have been taken to the hospital with injuries sustained in the shooting.

Police officials said that the shooter had been injured, and was in police custody; other reports indicated the shooter may have been killed.

Details remain sketchy. One witness told KHOU-TV that shots had come from a nearby home, and WFAA reported that the shooting might be related to an eviction notice.

The attack is the third major shooting in just over two weeks. †Last Sunday, a gunman killed six worshipers at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and the week before, a shooter killed 12 people at a theater in Aurora, Colo.

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3:01PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

A shooting inside a private home NEAR a campus is not the same as a shooting on a campus. Stop distorting the truth.

What I'd like to know is the story of the man who was being evicted, and was so desperate he committed murder.

9:03AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Gun laws are fine, I support them, but they will not change an increasingly sick, angry, alienated, culture, steeped in violence and cruelty from an early age. We live in a culture that declares "war" on cancer, poverty, terror, drugs... and increases those things massively when it does so. These mass shootings are only symptoms. Let's be smart enough not to just treat the symptoms.

8:32AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

We need sensible gun laws, rules..military weapons should not be in the hands of non-military people. A hand gun in your home if you feel a need for protection...a hunting rifle for hunting, skeet shooting, etc. No person needs more than that. We have more gun deaths than all the rest of the civilized world. Only the mid-east countries can out do us in killing other people.

12:17AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Everyone who supports the NRA and their "defense" of the Second Amendment DESPERATELY need to read the ENTIRE amendment and take into account what specifically was happening at the time that it was written. Most notably the fact that America did NOT have a standing army of any kind then. It was literally militias who were defending the country.

But, since the NRA is so certain that the government of this nation (and all of the nations in the UN to listen to most of them) is trying to strip citizens of their rights to defend themselves via firearms, I'm having to wonder why the NRA does not rise up against said oppressive government and replace it with "something better."

12:16AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Everyone who supports the NRA and their "defense" of the Second Amendment DESPERATELY need to read the ENTIRE amendment and take into account what specifically was happening at the time that it was written. Most notably the fact that America did NOT have a standing army of any kind then. It was literally militias who were defending the country.

But, since the NRA is so certain that the government of this nation (and all of the nations in the UN to listen to most of them) is trying to strip citizens of their rights to defend themselves via firearms, I'm having to wonder why the NRA does not rise up against said oppressive government and replace it with "something better."

12:00AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Can one of you gun nuts explain why you think that ready access to firearms for all citizens will PREVENT anyone from actually using them?

11:45PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

With soaring aggression , stress , depression and mental illness rates - combined with increasing drug use in many of our western societies - it's not just the criminals and black market gun owners we need to worry about - it's the isolated weirdo next door.
Sadly anyone with a gun can kill with advantage .
I wish we could turn back time.

10:10PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Sad!

10:10PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Sad!

9:38PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Good grief.

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