UPDATED: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 10:48am
COLLEGE STATION -- As college students prepare to move in and begin classes, a shooting this afternoon shocks the Texas A&M community and leaves three dead, including the gunman and a local constable.
Things took a deadly turn early Monday afternoon when Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann went to serve an eviction notice at 211 Fidelity Street.
"We had officers respond to a shots fired call at the corner of Fidelity and Highland and once the officers arrived on scene, they began to take fire," said College Station Assistant Police Chief, Scott McCollum.
Amanda Strough was inside her home when she heard the gunshots outside.
"I heard a couple popping noises, wasn't really sure what it was so I ignored it," said Strough. "I started cooking lunch and all of a sudden I heard a whole bunch of other shots and I realized those were definitely gunshots."
So far College Station Police have confirmed to us that three people have died in Monday's shooting; Constable Brian Bachmann, the gunman and a male victim, who hasn't been identified.
Three other police officers were wounded in the line of duty as well as a 55-year-old woman, who's listed in serious condition in a Bryan hospital.
"It's very upsetting, especially with the shooting in Colorado," said Strough. "All of a sudden, it seems like an epidemic or something and happening everywhere. Even in a place where you would never expect it to happen."
The shooter's name has not been released. Police will only say it was a male in his mid-30's.
Texas Senator John Cornyn released a statement today saying, "My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the shooting in College Station this afternoon. I join the community in expressing my deepest condolences."