Search on for UT-Austin Shooter


POSTED: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 9:57am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 10:00am

AUSTIN - Police are looking for a possible second shooter on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Police say the gunman who opened fire inside the campus library has shot and killed himself.

A man with an automatic weapon opened fire on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda library just as classes were beginning this morning.

The university sent a text to students telling them what was going on.

But inside classrooms, students did not get the alert because their phones were turned off.  It was a professor who told them to leave out the back door.

One student said there was definitely a police presence when he walked out of the building.

"Cops.. the guy said walk this way .. please don't go in this direction. So, I said, 'Wow.. what's going on?' So then I turned my phone on and figured out what's going on. Wow, it's kinda scary."

Other students who were in nearby classroom buildings or dorms were told to remain inside.

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