Two Women Shot Dead at Texas A&M University-Commerce Residence Hall

Texas A&M shooting

UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as 21-year-old Jacques Dshawn Smith; he is now in the custody of authorities. His victims were his ex-girlfriend Abbaney Matts (20) and her sister Deja Matts (19). The injured child is Deja's two-year-old son.

Two women are dead and a child is injured after a shooting inside a dormitory at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday.

The incident was reported at 10:17 a.m. local time at the Pride Rock residence hall, which houses freshmen. All classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

“Our hearts go out to everyone in the community who has been impacted by this tragedy,” said Mark Rudin, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce. “The health and safety of our students is always our top priority.”

Texas A&M’s campus in Commerce, Texas, is over 200 miles north of Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station.

Classes have been canceled until Wednesday, February 5th, and will likely resume on Thursday, February 6th. The cancelation also applies to campus events/programs, remote locations, and online classes.

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