12/08/2011 1:36 PM ET |
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We can't believe it. We just can't believe it.
Officials at Virginia Tech have confirmed there is a gunman on campus and that at least one police officer has been shot. The school sent out alerts via their Twitter account, reporting shots being fired at the coliseum parking lot and that people should remain inside.
Aside from the police officer, there is a potential second victim being reported injured at the Cage lot. The suspect is "described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack."
Here's hoping this person gets caught and fast! Please everyone stay safe!
UPDATE 10:55 AM: A lot of students at VT are tweeting to their loved ones of their safety, but also sharing further details about what is going on. One on campus source claims shots were heard being fired at two locations: Torgersen Hall and Performance Arts Building. Someone was apprehended and surrendered at the latter location, but no arrest was made.
We're also hearing that police activity around the school is growing, with a strong force assembling at Squires Student Center.
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