Texas, Oct 10: The campus of Texas Tech University was on lockdown after a shooting was reported at university’s police division. The shooting incident occurred at 8:23 p.m, according to local time. Students, faculty and staff of Texas Tech University were asked to take shelter. The shooter, who was identified as 19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels was apprehended after he killed an officer. He was brought at Texas Tech University’s police department for a welfare check when he pulled a gun, killed the officer and fled.
“A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter,” tweeted Texas Tech University. “Emergency update. The current situation is ongoing. Continue to shelter in place. More info as it is available,” it said a few minutes later.
“ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended. Lockdown lifted on campus. Avoid TTUPD, north side of campus,” TTU tweeted later. According to news portal KCBD, a Texas Tech police officer was shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters in the shooting.
The building of Texas Tech University’s police department is located on the North Side of campus in the 400 block of Flint Avenue. The incident took place days after a mass shooting in Las Vegas where a gunman, Stephen Paddock, fired at the crowd attending a music festival, leaving 58 people killed and more than 500 injured.