Before the dust had a chance to settle following the horrific Vegas massacre, a new act of gun violence occurred at Texas Tech University. Democrats are pushing hard for stricter gun laws, while Republicans are standing firmly behind their friends in the NRA.
Texas Tech’s police department first reported the campus shooting on Sunday night, according to Dallas News.
Via Dallas News:
“The university reported the alleged shooting at 8:23 p.m. on Twitter. The campus is on lockdown and students, faculty and staff were urged to take shelter…The shooter remains at large, the university said. No description of the person has been released.”
A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter. https://t.co/jOFvYnGgL6
— Texas Tech (@TexasTech) October 10, 2017
— Natasha Fatah 🏹 (@NatashaFatah) October 10, 2017
At around 10 p.m. EST, sources confirmed that the shooter had shot and killed a university police officer.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 10, 2017
Soon after, authorities identified the suspect as 19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels.
— Carli R. Drayton (@CarliLive5) October 10, 2017
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) October 10, 2017
A report confirmed that Daniels is a current student:
Texas Tech police made a welfare check at a student’s room earlier in the night and found evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia, university spokesman Chris Cook said.
When they brought the student back to the campus police station for a debriefing, the student reportedly pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head, killing the officer.
By 10:33 p.m., police arrested Daniels.
KLBK NEWS reports Texas Tech University gunman has been arrested. Officers tracked him down near the university's football stadium.
— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) October 10, 2017
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