Oh no … please do not let this be another VA Tech 2007 shooting massacre.
A shooing has been reported at VA Tech. According to reports, a Virginia Tech police officer has been shot and a possible second victim has been reported at a parking lot near the campus. The suspect is described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.
Authorities are seeking a suspect. A campus-wide alert tells students and faculty to stay inside and lock doors.
A law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case, said initial reports indicated that the shooting occurred following a traffic stop.
The shooting comes the same day as Virginia Tech is appealing a $55,000 fine by the Education Department in connection with the university’s response to a 2007 rampage that left 33 people dead.
Time line updates can be seen HERE.
UPDATE I: ABC News is reporting that the police officer who was shot, has died. Now it is being reported that there has been two fatalities.
The school’s website reports that a police officer has been shot and the Collegiate Times, the student newspaper that covers Virginia Tech, is reporting that the police officer is dead.
There are reports of a potential second victim.
UPDATE II: FOX News TV is reporting that the alleged gunman has been apprehended. The fog of shooting. Now it is being reported that the gunman is still on the loose. The college remains in lock down. According ot reports, a weapon was found near by.
UPDATE III: The person found dead in the parking lot was the gunman that killed the police officer. The white man was found shot, but not by police.
Law enforcement and government officials said that the person found dead in the parking lot is the gunman who killed the officer. At a news conference late this afternoon, neither state police nor university officials would confirm that the dead man was the suspect.
But the authorities said there no longer was a threat on campus and they lifted an afternoon-long lockdown.