Baylor University in Waco on lockdown after shooting near campus
PUBLISHED Thu, October 06, 2016 - 4:18pm EDT
Baylor University in Waco was placed on lockdown after a man was shot and killed near campus and the suspected shooter was seen running towards the university. The lockdown was lifted when police confirmed that the suspect had fled the area.
The incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday when Waco Police responded to reports of a shooting at 9th and Garrett. When officers arrived on scene, they located a gravely injured man who died of his injuries shortly after.
"Early indications are that individuals were gathered on a vacant lot gambling when a black male approached on foot and started shooting," a Waco police spokesperson said. "One black male was struck by the gunfire and subsequently has died."
The suspect, described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, was seen running on 7th Street and heading towards Baylor University, but police believe he then got into a car and left the area. The suspect vehicle is described as a large 4-door gold sedan with Texas license plate FWS7414.
Because the suspect was initially said to be running towards the campus, Baylor University sent out an alert to students, warning them to take shelter immediately. The lockdown was listed at around 3:40 p.m. when investigators confirmed that the suspect had fled the area.
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