Tuesday, January 29, 2013 , Updated 7:46 p.m., January 29, 2013
UPDATED: Grand Prairie police apprehend suspect in shooting at office building
At least one person was taken to the hospital.
GRAND PRAIRIE Grand Prairie police are working an active-shooter call at 2080 N. Highway 360, otherwise known as the Concordia University Texas building, where someone opened fire earlier this afternoon. Details are scant at this point, but according to WFAA-Channel 8, at least one person has been taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Rebecca Burton, the dean of Concordia’s Grand Prairie campus, says a police officer came to the office suite moments ago and told everyone to lock their doors and stay put. Concordia shares the building with other businesses; all were told to do the same thing. Burton says there are just Concordia employees in the building at the moment, and neither heard shots.
Channel 8 is also reporting that officers are on top of the roof with rifles drawn. It appears at the moment that the suspect has left the building.
The Dallas Morning News has a reporter and photographer on the way. More to come.
UPDATE: Police say a shooting took place on the fourth floor. One person was injured, and Monika Diaz at WFAA-Channel 8 said via Twitter that the injury was life-threatening.
Grand Prairie police have said they believe the shooter works in the building. Det. Lyle Gentser, a Grand Prairie police spokesman, said the suspect was taken into custody in the late afternoon.
Evening classes were moved to Hyatt Place located at 542 North Highway 360.
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