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Breaking News – Shooting at Virginia Tech

Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech. Photo taken on February 16, 2005 by Ben Schumin

Incident summary. Virginia Tech campus police officer made a traffic stop shortly after noon on campus. He was shot. The suspect fled west on campus. A second fatality has been found in the Cage parking lot, near the duck pond. No other incidents have been discovered.

Campus is sheltering in place. Suspect remains at large. The description is that of a white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack. The campus police officer has not yet been identified. No information has been released about the victim in the Cage lot.

Multiple police agencies are on campus. Several people matching the suspect’s description have been questioned by police but none arrested. Several buildings have been searched.

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