Shooter leaves four dead at university as cops rush to scene

Four people are believed to have been killed in the shooting

Four people are believed to have been killed in the shooting

The attacker killed the deputy dean, a faculty secretary and two lecturers at the Osmangazi University in the western Turkish city of Eskisehir.

Four people were killed in a shooting at a university in the northwest Turkish city of Eski-ehir on Thursday, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

Other reports said the attacker had upset colleagues by alleging they were members of the group blamed for the failed 2016 coup in Turkey.

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Gonen said he believed the assailant was looking for the dean, who was not in the building at the time when he entered the education faculty and opened fire. A reporter for Anadolu, speaking on CNN Turk, said he had surrendered rather than trying to escape.

"He was a frightening person", Yucel told the newspaper.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later met YOK head Yekta Sarac, who briefed him about the attack. More than 250 people were killed in the coup bid. Gonen said the dean was not in his office at the time of the shooting.

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University staff say he has been detained by security forces. "Who will pay the price for protecting him now?"

Eskisehir Governor Ozdemir Cakacak said regional prosecutors had launched an investigation into the incident.

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