Officials at the University of Texas have given the “all clear” at the Austin campus after completing their search for a possible second suspect in this morning’s shooting incident.
Authorities are now saying there was no second suspect.
Police theorize differing descriptions of the suspect from witnesses may have led some to believe there was a second person involved.
The shooter, who killed himself on the sixth floor of the university’s Perry-Castaneda Library, has been identified as a student who acted alone. The name of the student has not yet been released.
Classes remain cancelled for the rest of the day.
The incident began shortly after 8 a.m. this morning when the suspect, described as a Caucasian male dressed in a black suit and black tie, ran across the campus near the library firing an assault rifle “randomly,” according to witnesses. The man then ran into the library, firing additional rounds inside the building before killing himself.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers recovered an AK-47 assault rifle near the dead suspect.
No students were reported injured in the incident.
The campus remained on lock-down for much of the day as police and SWAT teams secured the scene and searched for a possible second suspect.
Officers from the University of Texas Police Department, Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety all responded to the campus to assist in the search.