Two Dead, Including Suspect In Dallas-Area College Shooting

Two Dead, Including Suspect In Dallas-Area College Shooting

Later, it was found out that two people, including the suspect, had been killed in what appears to be a case of murder-suicide. She thought he was harmless but he had left the campus at North Lake to go to UNT or something like that.

The local news showed video footage of students running out of school buildings, located about 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Dallas, at about 11:30 a.m., as police swarmed the campus.

North Lake College officials said the school was placed under lockdown.

"At first, I thought, 'Maybe it's a joke', but then I said, 'No, it can not be a joke". It was unclear whether they knew one another.

Still, Nanbakhsh said it's harrowing to think about the stranger who just moments before she'd seen sitting quietly in a chair. "The only thing that went through my mind was just to run".

Those on campus at the time of the shooting were urged to go to the nearest room and take shelter, and Irving police implored people to avoid the area.

The college that had more than 11,000 students in fall 2013, the most recent semester for which the school posted data on its website.

Campus security eventually came to the room and told them to leave.

"We've been trained on how to handle emergencies, so I tried to remember those steps", Nanbakhsh said.

Irving police say Janeera Nickol Gonzalez, 20, was in the college's C Building, the Science Building, when she was shot and killed by 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres, sending the campus into lock-down late in the morning of May 3.

The school northwest of Dallas was closed for the rest of the day. "We will address any needs for counseling on campus as soon as we re-open".

While no classes are being held today, students, faculty, and staff who were evacuated Wednesday had a few hours this morning to retrieve their belongings from the campus.

In a statement, Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Joe May expressed grief and thanked police for their help. The mother said that Janeera did not believe Torres posed a threat.

"Now we must move forward as a community to console each other and to help one another during this hard time", he said.

She continued, "This is an emotional time for the North Lake family".