Suspect in custody after 2 sisters killed, child hurt in shooting at Texas dormitory

COMMERCE, Texas A suspect is in custody after two sisters were killed and the 2-year-old son of one was wounded in a shooting at a university dormitory in Texas.

A shooting at Texas A&M left two sisters dead and injured a 2-year-old child. (Source: CNN)

A news release from university police says Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, has been charged with capital murder. They say he is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims.

Police say Smith is not a student and was identified through the use of surveillance and witness tips.

Texas A&M University-Commerce police said Tuesday that 19-year-old Deja Matts and 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, were killed in the Monday morning shooting at Pride Rock residence hall.

Abbaney Matts’ son has been released from the hospital and is in the care of family.

School officials say Deja Matts was a freshman at the university pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public health. Abbaney Matts was not enrolled at the school.

A 911 call was released Tuesday of a student who walked into her dorm to find a hole in her wall after the shooting had taken place.

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