Texas Tech Active Shooter: Campus Police Officer Shot, Reports Say


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A Texas Tech police officer was killed in the headquarters of the campus police department, Lubbock police confirmed to KCBD-TV.

Social media reports flooded in of a possible “active shooter,” but, thus far, there were no reports of anyone else being shot. However, the shooter was still at large, the television station reported.

Texas Tech released an emergency alert via its website. It read, “This is an emergency notification from Texas Tech University. A shooting has been reported at the Texas Tech Police Department. At this time, the shooter is still at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter in a safe location. Additional information to come. For more information go to emergency.ttu.edu.”

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The university also released the same information on Twitter.

Lubbock police said on Twitter only that they were giving a report to the news media shortly.

“Lubbock police confirm that a Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters,” the television station reported. “It happened around 8 p.m. on Monday night at Texas Tech Police Department headquarters, 413 Flint Avenue.”

Reports on social media indicated that the shooter was at large, and the campus was in lockdown mode.

“Active shooter on campus and we are on lockdown. Cops everywhere helicopters everywhere. I’m safe,” wrote one young man in a social media phenomenon that has become all too familiar of late, with the Las Vegas mass shooting still on many people’s minds.

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