Two dead in murder-suicide at North Lake College

2 dead in murder-suicide at North Lake College in Irving

IRVING -- Police say two people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after he opened fire at North Lake College in the Las Colinas area of Irving in what's believed to be a murder-suicide.

Irving police have confirmed that three shots were fired on the campus Wednesday just before noon.

Once inside, officers discovered 20-year-old student Janeera Nickol Gonzalez deceased.

Officers searched the adjoining buildings and discovered 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres, a former student, deceased inside a locker room shower stall in Building “F” from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Gonzalez' family told WFAA that the suspect had been stalking her before the shooting.

The Dallas County Community College District say classes for the remainder of the day are canceled. Classes are also canceled for Thursday and Friday.

Irving PD said just before 1 p.m. that there was "no continuing threat" at the school, but officers will keep searching to make sure the campus is safe.

When the events originally unfolded, the school tweeted that the school was under lockdown and advised students to go into the nearest classroom and hide.

One student spoke with WFAA and said she was in the C Building when she heard three gunshots before running out of the school.

Another witness said officers with high-powered rifles were going room to room searching for the suspect.

A student named Mike said he heard people yelling in a hallway, and a man entered the room he was in, turned off the lights, and locked the door. He also heard police officers telling people to get down, and said officers entered the room and had students leave with their hands over their heads.

Other witnesses spoke with WFAA's Sebastian Robertson and shared their encounters:

The Irving Independent School District says nearby Singley Academy and MacArthur High School are no longer under lockdown, but there was never a known threat to either campus.

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