At least three people - including the shooter - were killed Monday in a shootout near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, police said.

The three people killed were a police officer, the shooter and a male civilian, according to Rhonda Seaton, a spokeswoman with the College Station police department.

Three other people were also shot, including a civilian woman who reportedly later underwent surgery at College Station Medical Center and two law enforcement officers with non-life-threatening injuries.

Texas A&M administrators issued an alert at 12:30 p.m. in which they said that shots had been fired near the campus.

University authorities asked students and university staff not to leave their buildings and to stay away from a specific area near the campus boundary where the shootout had occurred.

Initial reports were that the gunman opened fire when officers went to his residence to serve him with an eviction notice.

Police said that the suspect began firing at officers from a house near campus where he had barricaded himself, but he was seriously wounded in the ensuing shootout and then arrested. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. EFE