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One person was killed and several were wounded in two shootings on the Virginia Tech university campus in Blacksburg on Monday, The Associated Press and the university reported.

The AP reported that one person was killed and one wounded in a shooting at a dormitory. Another shooting at Norris Hall, an engineering building, resulted in multiple casualties, the university reported.

There were seven or eight total casualties in the two incidents, AP reported.

"Police have one shooter in custody, and as part of routine police procedure they continue to search for a second shooter," the university said in a written statement.

The first reported shooting occurred at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed dormitory that houses 895 students. The dormitory, one of the largest residence halls on campus, is located near the drill field and stadium.

Student Matt Waldron said he did not hear the gunshots because he was listening to music, but he heard police sirens and saw officers hiding behind trees with their guns drawn.

"They told us to get out of there so we ran across the drill field as quick as we could," he said.

Waldron described the scene on campus as "mayhem."

"It was kind of scary," he said. "These two kids I guess had panicked and jumped out of the top story window and the one kid broke his ankle and the other girl was not in good shape just lying on the ground."

The shootings come three days after a bomb threat Friday forced the cancellation of classes in three buildings, WDBJ in Roanoke reported. Also, the 100,000-square-foot Torgersen Hall was evacuated April 2 after police received a written bomb threat, The Roanoke Times reported.

After the Monday shootings, students were instructed to stay indoors and away from windows, police at the university said.

"A gunman is loose on campus. Stay in buildings until further notice. Stay away from all windows," read a warning from the university.

"Virginia Tech has canceled all classes. Those on campus are asked to remain where they are, lock their doors and stay away from windows. Persons off campus are asked not to come to campus," a statement on the university Web site said
 
oh damn, i have a friend who goes to that school....

calling him now....
 
I live an hour outside of Tech, in Roanoke, VA.

Officials on our local stations are reporting 22 dead, including the gunman, making this the deadliest campus shooting in US history.
 
The media vultures will be pecking away at this tragedy all week.
 
Its all over fox news, this is some sad stuff. its around 21 to 25 people killed in the shootings.
 
They are now saying "At least 32 people".
 
now its atleast up to 32 people killed in the shootings.
 
OverMyHead, enjoy your two weeks off. Trolling in a thread like this is NOT the thing to do. Don't bother PMing me, because I just might lift it to a full banning.

And I was gonna make that same joke, Duende.
 
Woah! Woah! Woah! Just flipped to Fox news network, a "Fed source" is saying at least 32 DEAD!:wow: This is unreal. Hopefully it doesn't go higher. This is bad. :csad:
 
atleast 21 fatalities they are saying on british news itv
 
Babs you beat me to it, Our hearts and prayers go out to families of the victims. May they rest in peace. :(

Thats really ****ty that there are people out there like that. OverMyHead, rot in hell.
 

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