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SHOOTING ON VA TECH CAMPUS; 2 PEOPLE NOW CONFIRMED DEAD

8 Dec

 

*UPDATE*

Update: 1:52 p.m. —

Virginia Tech has confirmed two people are dead following a shooting on the university’s campus.

Statement from Mark Owczarski, director of news and information at Virginia Tech:

“Shortly after 12 p.m. today, a Virginia Tech Police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall

During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.

Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased.

Several law enforcement agencies have responded to assist. Virginia State police has been requested to take lead in the investigation

Status of the shooter is unknown. The campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus.” VIA WWBT/12 NEWS

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Wow just wow…

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) – We’re following breaking news from the campus of Virginia Tech, where an alert is currently active for the university.

The university is reporting shots fired near the Coliseum parking lot. The suspect is described as a white male, wearing grey sweat pants, a gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and a maroon backpack.

A Virginia Tech alert stated the suspect was last seen walking toward McComas Hall, which is the main gym on campus, about two blocks from Lane Stadium.

Around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Virginia Tech’s website read:

“There is an active campus alert in Blacksburg. Everyone should seek shelter or stay where you are. Blacksburg Transit service is suspended until the alert is lifted.”

It’s unclear at this time if there are any injuries.

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*Update*

BLACKSBURG, Va.—

UDPATED 1:10 p.m.: There is another crime scene near the Duck Pond.

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UPDATED 1:00 p.m.: NEWS7 reporter Karen Kiley is reporting that a police officer is the one who has been shot

We will update as we get more information…

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