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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:09 PM
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Reuters: FLASH: Two Killed in Shooting at Virginia Tech - University Spokesman
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 12:54 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Reuters

@Reuters: FLASH: Shots fired on campus of Virginia Tech university -University web site

@Reuters: RT @vtnews: A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place.

Police officer shot at Virginia Tech
WASHINGTON | Thu Dec 8, 2011 1:26pm EST

(Reuters) - Virginia Tech University, site of a 2007 massacre that killed 32 people, said Thursday that a police officer and one other person had been shot in an incident on campus.

"A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported," the university said on its Twitter feed.

"Stay indoors. Secure in place," the message said.

The school described the suspect as a white male in gray sweat pants and a maroon sweat shirt.

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7B71XL20111208...
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:18 PM
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1. early report= a cop shot during a traffic stop... n/t
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:23 PM
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2. Chilling. Virginia Tech. Who can forget?
What happened there in 2007. Hoping for the best for any victims.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:26 PM
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3. Current pic of shooting
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:44 PM
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4. :(
No, it doesn't.
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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5. Virginia Tech Shooting: Shots Fired At Virginia Tech, Gunman Spotted
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:02 PM by skip fox
Source: Huffington Post


Gunshots were reported near a parking lot on the Virginia Tech campus on Thursday, according to a Twitter alert issued by the school.

The suspect is reportedly a "white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack." The campus has been put on lockdown.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/virginia-tech-...
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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6. Two deaths already being reported - this was just
seconds ago on a radio news report I'm listening to.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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7. I think that this is the 2nd or 3rd incident there
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:06 PM by sakabatou

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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10. The worst was in 2007 -
I remember it clearly because my son had just been born and I was recovering from the surgery. I often watched news and it played 24/7 for several days. 32 folks were killed in that rampage - it was horrible.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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8. What is it over this time? Probably something senseless.
Gawd, this is so sickening.

What has this country become?
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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12. A routine traffic stop apparently. Senseless. n/t
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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9. Current pic of the shooting
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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11. Looks like the shooter is still on the loose.
That's what's being reported.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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13. Twitter feed from VTech's Collegiate Times:
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:55 PM by beac
http://twitter.com/CollegiateTimes

Apparently there was an armed robbery earlier in an nearby twon, but they don't yet if they are related. http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/dec/07/search-robbery-su...
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:28 PM
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14. So much for best town to raise a family in.
I plan on driving up there and doing some shopping this weekend.
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