Originally Posted by FightinTexasAggie
No, this did not happen on campus, this is in no way related to Texas A&M University except that it happened close to campus. That and the media, for some stupid reason, is mentioning Texas A&M in their coverage. The shooting happened at the gunmans private home, not a gun free zone. He was not a student here. The Constable that was killed was serving eviction papers when the gunman opened fire. One bystander was killed, along with the gunman. Several others were shot and survived, including 2 other police officers.
I'm not disagreeing with you, yet. I am still trying to find out more about this situation, but the fact that Campus police arrived, and not city, county, or state, is suggesting to me this is a campus matter.
If their campus police are anything like the U of I police, then it would make sense...U of I police trump even state police in Jurisdiction in any matter that is considered University business.
Ie: If it takes place on their turf, they handle the situation.
Edit to add: I'm still looking to confirm this, but according to Federal law, no firearm is permitted within 1,000 feet of school property. This happened 2 blocks from school property...if the average "block" is about 350 feet...i'd say this is a gun free zone.