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Three dead after Texan university shooting

Police descend on area near Texan university after shooting. Photo: APTN

A police office and a civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus.

The gunman was also shot before being taken into custody, said Assistant Chief Scott McCollum of College Station Police Department. He added the officer killed was a constable with Brazos County.

The Texan university had issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 pm (EST) warning of an "active shooter" near the campus' football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning told residents and students to avoid the area, and was later updated with information that the suspected gunman had been taken into custody.

Later police said the suspected gunman had died as a result of his injuries, bringing the death toll to three.

Two other College Station police officers and a civilian were injured in the shooting and were transported to a local hospital, the city police department said.

Police closed roads around the area after the shooting took place:

A police spokesman said they do not believe a second suspect is involved in a shooting near Texas A&M university's campus. Bryan Police spokesman Jon Agnew said police do not know if the shooter was a student at the university.

Bryan is College Station's sister city and its officers are assisting.

College Station is about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Texas A&M is home to more than 50,000 students, according to its website.