A gunman opened fire around noon today at the Virginia Tech Campus. The university reported that a police officer and another victim had been shot and killed.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing grey sweat pants, a grey hat with neon green brim, a maroon hoodie and a backpack. The university went into a a lock down and advised people to stay indoors in a secure place. The status and location of the shooter is currently unknown.
According to the Washington Post, the university has one of the most advanced security alert systems in the country. It was installed after the campus shooting in 2007 that left 32 people dead. CNN reported that FBI agents have been dispatched to the campus.
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