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Two dead in Irving, TX, murder-suicide at North Lake College

Two dead in Irving, TX, murder-suicide at North Lake College
Posted at 1:20 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 17:15:37-04

(RNN) - Two people who died in a shooting at North Lake College in Irving, TX, have been identified. 

In a media release Wednesday night, Irving police said they discovered the body of 20-year-old Janeera Nickol Gonzalez inside the school's performance hall building. Officers found the body of 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres inside a locker room shower stall in a nearby school building with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

It appears to be a murder-suicide, police spokesman James McLellan told the Dallas Morning News

A tutor who was leaving her shift told the News that saw the gunman standing over the victim, who was sitting in a chair, and that he shot her three times.

Police confirmed that three shots were fired. A witness who was in the building said they heard screaming and then heard the three shots. They were told by a police officer who was running and out of breath that they should go into a classroom, turn off the lights and hide because the gunman was nearby.

Students were running out of the building where the shooting took place while police rushed to the campus and blocked it off.

Police announced an active shooter a little before noon and told everyone to avoid the area. Students were told to go the nearest room and hide. About an hour after the announcement, officers found the bodies.

 North Lake College is one of three community colleges in the Dallas County Community College District, which opened in 1977. This particular campus has about 5,000 full-time students and about 3,000 continuing education students. 

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