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December 8, 2011

wowrukittenme says: I urge you to take down the link to the police scanner link. The influx of people trying to listen has caused delays in reception. People can follow the news as it happens by following reports on Twitter, namely from the account of VTech's student newspaper.

» SFB says: Admittedly much larger media outlets than us have posted this, but we’ll take it down per this reader request. — Ernie @ SFB

14:46 // 2 years ago
Virginia Tech shooting: updates as news breaks
As broke over the news about an hour ago, shots were fired on the campus at Virginia Tech, killing two people, one a police officer. To this point, the media has confirmed that the gunfire started during an otherwise routine traffic stop, according to the University, which killed the officer on duty. The gunman then left his car and took off running on foot toward the Cage, a parking lot on campus. It was there that the second victim was found dead. The police are currently seeking the shooter, who was described in an alert as a “white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.” It also reported that he had been heading on foot towards McComas Hall, a health and counseling center. The university, by a number of student accounts, rapidly and competently responded to the incident by transmitting warnings via text, email and phone. We’ll provide more details as the information is forthcoming.

As broke over the news about an hour ago, shots were fired on the campus at Virginia Tech, killing two people, one a police officer. To this point, the media has confirmed that the gunfire started during an otherwise routine traffic stop, according to the University, which killed the officer on duty. The gunman then left his car and took off running on foot toward the Cage, a parking lot on campus. It was there that the second victim was found dead. The police are currently seeking the shooter, who was described in an alert as a “white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.” It also reported that he had been heading on foot towards McComas Hall, a health and counseling center. The university, by a number of student accounts, rapidly and competently responded to the incident by transmitting warnings via text, email and phone. We’ll provide more details as the information is forthcoming.

14:38 // 2 years ago

Statement from Virginia Tech on shooting

breakingnews:

Just posted to the university’s website:

Shortly after noon today, a Virginia Tech police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall

During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.

Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased.

Several law enforcement agencies have responded to assist. Virginia State Police has been requested to take lead in the investigation

The status of the shooter is unknown. The campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus.

Our thoughts are with the Virginia Tech campus.

14:12 // 2 years ago
13:55 // 2 years ago
Shots fired on the Virginia Tech campus: Details limited. Still learning more. Will keep an eye on it. Edit: MSNBC reports that the shooting began as the result of a traffic stop, and the gunfire was between an officer and the person stopped by police.

Shots fired on the Virginia Tech campus: Details limited. Still learning more. Will keep an eye on it. Edit: MSNBC reports that the shooting began as the result of a traffic stop, and the gunfire was between an officer and the person stopped by police.

13:00 // 2 years ago
August 4, 2011
15:18 // 2 years ago
currenteye:

Pictured is a police sketch of the person allegedly seen to have been carrying a gun in the Virginia Tech campus.

currenteye:

Pictured is a police sketch of the person allegedly seen to have been carrying a gun in the Virginia Tech campus.

(via abandonedcurrenteye-deactivated)

13:39 // 2 years ago
Press conference regarding Virginia Tech gunman. “No further sightings,” according to spokesperson. Police scouring campus. The alert is still in effect. EDIT: To us, this sounds like them being super-careful considering the school’s failings with the 2007 shooting.

Press conference regarding Virginia Tech gunman. “No further sightings,” according to spokesperson. Police scouring campus. The alert is still in effect. EDIT: To us, this sounds like them being super-careful considering the school’s failings with the 2007 shooting.

11:08 // 2 years ago
11:01 // 2 years ago
At 9:09 a.m. three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a white male, 6 feet tall, with light brown hair outside of New Residence Hall East holding what may have been a handgun. They say the weapon was covered by a cloth or covering of some sort. He was walking fast in the direction of the volleyball courts. He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt (stripes were vertical), gray shorts and brown sandals. The subject had no facial hair or glasses.
From Virginia Tech’s temporary site explaining the gunman situation.
10:55 // 2 years ago