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Shots Fired Virginia Tech

December 8, 2011 by staff 

Shots Fired Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech reports a police officer has been shot on campus and a possible second victim. A suspect is reported to be on foot.

“Suspect remains at large,” the Virginia Tech website reports.

Update at 1:25 p.m. ET: Police says the suspect is carrying a pistol or a “long gun.”

Update at 1:23 p.m. ET: Social media immediately lit up with posts about the report of shots fired on the Virginia Tech campus.

“VaTech is on lockdown,” wrote one poster on Twitter. “Hoping we don’t have repeat of the past. What part of no guns at school is apparently hard to get.”

Update at 1:18 p.m. ET: Virginia Tech reports that a police officer has been shot on campus and there may also be a secone victim. The shootings are reported in the Coliseum parking lot. “Stay inside. Secure doors. Emergency people are respoding,” the university website tells students.

pdate at 1:02 p.m. ET: The university says shots were reported near a campus parking lot and tells students to stay inside.

Update at 12:48 p.m. ET: The Virginia Tech website says the shooting suspect is described as white male, with gray sweat pants, gray hat, with neon green brim, maroon hjoodie and backpack. The report says the suspect is on foot walking toward the McComas building.

The university, located in Blacksburg, Va., has issued a security alert and asked students with information to call 911.

On April 16, 2007, a student, Seung-Hui Cho, went on a shooting rampage that left 33 dead, including himself. An administrative hearing began on Wednesday in Washington on whether the school should pay $55,000 in fines in connection with the shootings.

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