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(IRVING, Texas) — Two people are dead at a college campus in Irving, Texas, in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Within an hour of declaring an active shooter at North Lake College, the Irving Police Department said one victim is dead and the suspected shooter appears to have committed suicide.

Police said they are no longer looking for a suspect as “there appears to be no continuing threat,” but responding officers will continue searching to ensure the area is secure.

North Lake College, a two-year public community college located in the Las Colinas area of Irving with more than 10,000 students, remains on lockdown.

Active shooter at Northlake College – avoid the area.

— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017

We have what appears to be one victim deceased & the shooter has committed suicide.

— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017

There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe.

— Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) May 3, 2017

Earlier, police told ABC News there “may be injuries” but could not confirm a number.

North Lake College notified its students and faculty of the lockdown on Twitter, urging those not on campus to “stay away for your own safety.”

North Lake College-Intruder Lock-down. Go to nearest room and lock-down. If not at campus STAY AWAY for your own safety (DCCCD Alerts)

— North Lake College (@northlakenow) May 3, 2017

The college also tweeted that police are on the scene.

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