College's Emergency sirens back on

Police still searching UT for second "suspect" in campus shooting (with new photos from the scene)

Police still searching UT for second "suspect" in campus shooting (with new photos from the scene)

The University of Texas remains on lockdown as police conduct an ongoing search for a second suspect in this morning's shooting. Austin's police chief said he would not refer to the second suspect as a "shooter," and it remains unclear whether the suspect is armed, but he did confirm that the search centered around Calhoun Hall and what's known on campus as the six pack — a cluster of six buildings on the South Mall.

My Fox Austin reports UT's emergency sirens are back on, indicating there is persistent danger.

The first shooter fired eight to 10 shots into UT's Perry-Castañeda Library with an automatic weapon — reportedly an AK-47 — before taking his own life. His body was found on the sixth floor. One student told an Austin TV station that he was in the lobby of the library when the gunman walked in carrying the AK-47, and said that the gunman headed for the stairs, past a few dozen people, without firing a shot on the first level.

Campus remains on lockdown, and all classes have been canceled. Area hospitals have not reported any related injuries.

You can watch a live-feed of the situation here, and check CultureMap for updates. For CultureMap's first report on the shooting, click here.

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Soldiers prepare to enter Calhoun Hall at UT Austin. Photo by Tamir Kalifa/The Daily Texan
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Twitter photo showing a tank in the crime scene area Photo by Hooff Cooksey/Twitter
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Another Twitpic from Twitter user "T.J. Beagles," who tweeted, "There's a tank at UT. :'(" Photo by T.J. Beagles/Twitter
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Blakeley McCracken tweets: "Cops by the elevators. Still not allowed in the hallways. All classes cancelled." Photo by Blakeley McCracken/Twitter
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Screenshot of UT alert texts from Twitter user Elizabeth Winkler, who said: "Just received a new text from the UT emergency system. They are doing a good job keeping us informed." Photo by Elizabeth Winkler/Twitter