COMMERCE, Texas — Updated at 4:23 p.m. with additional details about the incident.
Two adult woman were killed and a toddler has been taken to the hospital following a shooting at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday, according to university officials.
All three people were gunshot victims, officials said. The toddler, who is about 2 years old, is in stable condition.
The shooting took place at Pride Rock Residence Hall shortly before 10:15 a.m., authorities said during a news conference later Monday.
A shelter-in-place was lifted after being in place for about two hours, but the dorm and surrounding areas remain blocked off, officials said.
All classes have been canceled for the rest of Monday at the Commerce campus. Classes have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday as well, according to the school’s police department.
The health and safety of our students is always our top priority at A&M-Commerce. Therefore, all classes, programs and events on our campus will be cancelled on Monday, February 3rd; Tuesday, February 4th; and Wednesday, February 5th. This includes all remote locations and online
— @TAMUCUPD (@tamucupd) February 3, 2020
Officers are stationed throughout the campus and those displaced by the investigation can go to Rayburn Student Center in the meantime, officials said.
Counselors will also be available at the student center for anyone who would like assistance.
Pride Rock Residence Hall is a three-story residence hall open to first-year students.
Authorities said Monday afternoon there did not appear to be any additional threats.
Active criminal investigation at Pride Rock. Shelter in place until further notice. All classes are canceled for the remainder of the day and evening at the A&M-Commerce campus.
Additional sheltering space is available at the Club and in the ballrooms at Rayburn Student Center.
— A&M-Commerce (@tamuc) February 3, 2020
Commerce ISD also said all of its facilities were placed on a “lock-out,” meaning no one will be allowed to enter or leave its facilities. That was lifted by 2 p.m.
Campbell ISD issued a shelter-in-place but lifted it after the university ended its own. No visitors were allowed on campus and students will not be allowed to leave during the incident, the school’s Facebook account said.