Man opens fire at beauty college in Fort Wayne, Indiana

PUBLISHED Mon, June 05, 2017 - 7:34pm EDT
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A woman has been seriously injured after a man opened fire at Ravenscroft Beauty College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to local officials. The suspected gunman was found dead in an apparent suicide. (more)

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The incident began at around 6:45 p.m. on Monday when officers were called to reports of shots being fired at the school, which is located at 4530 Lahmeyer Road in Fort Wayne, a city in the northeast of Indiana.

"All I heard was gunshots. I heard a gunshot and someone was like, 'get down' and then we heard like two or three more gunshots and then we just got out of there," one woman, who was inside the building, told WPTA-TV.

John Chambers, a spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department, confirmed that a woman was shot multiple times. She was taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The suspected shooter, whose identity was not immediately known, was found dead.

"As officers arrived at the scene, they located a female adult victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds," Chambers said at a press briefing. "As officers entered the building, they did locate an individual - a male individual - who is believed to be deceased."

It was not immediately known if the victim knew the suspect and, if so, what led up to the shooting.

Dozens of people were at the college when the gunfire erupted, prompting students to flee as a large number of heavily-armed police, including SWAT, responded to the scene. Photos from the scene showed police officers taking shelter behind their vehicles.

According to the school's website, Ravenscroft Beauty College offers classes six days per week beginning each month.

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