Abbaney Matts and Deja Matts Biography, Wiki
Abbaney Matts and Deja Matts were identified as the victim of a shooting who took place at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) on February 3. It occurred in Pride Rock Residence Hall, a residence building for freshman students at the university.
Who was Deja Matts
Deja Matts 19 years old and a Texas A&M-Commerce freshman from Garland, Texas, and was pursuing a degree in public health, officials with the university police department said Tuesday.
Abbaney Matts and Her son
Abbaney Matts was 20 years old and she was the elder sister of Deja Matts, she was not enrolled at A&M-Commerce, officials said. Abbaney Matts’ 2-year-old son was injured in the incident, university police officials said. He has since been treated and released to the care of family members, they said.
Abbaney Matts and Deja Matts Dies in Shooting
Two women who died in a shooting at a Texas A&M University-Commerce dorm on Monday were sisters, authorities said.
School officials said Tuesday that the “shooting appears to be a targeted, isolated event,” though the officials did not provide any details of the incident or whether a suspect remains at large.
A 911 caller calmly told police that when she entered her dorm, it looked like “part of the ceiling had fallen onto her floor and desk,” and when she looked over, there was “a hole” through her wall. The student told the operator there was a “knick in her calendar like something was shot through the wall” and hit her calendar, leaving the wall broken apart.
The school released the following statement:
Our continued thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the victims from this week’s tragedy.
According to the University Police Department, the shooting appears to be a targeted, isolated event. This remains an active investigation with multiple law enforcement agencies assisting.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is about 60 miles northeast of Dallas.
The third victim, the two-year-old son of Abbaney Matts, was treated and released to the care of family members.
According to the University Police Department, the shooting appears to be a targeted, isolated event.
— A&M-Commerce (@tamuc) February 4, 2020
As per the same statement by TAMUC police, there is an active investigation ongoing with the assistance of different law enforcement agencies. However, they believe the shooting to be targeted and isolated.
The TAMUC police department released the 911 call recording, which is now posted on their website. It appears that the call was made when another student discovered a hole in her dorm wall. There is no mention of hearing shots fired.
The statement from police ends by saying they will “continue to provide updates as they become available.”