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Chuck 02-14-2008 09:05 PM

BREAKING - Gunman reported shooting on Illinois campus
 
Hospitals told to expect up to 15 victims from university near Chicago

BREAKING NEWS
NBC News and news services
updated 4:49 p.m. ET, Thurs., Feb. 14, 2008

DEKALB, Ill. - A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University, and more than a dozen people were reported injured.

WBBM in Chicago reported that a man with a shotgun began shooting in a lecture hall, and the (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported that police said on a scanner that the man had a shotgun and a pistol.

Hospitals in the area were told to expect up to 15 injured people.

The university issued an alert at 3:20 p.m. CT telling students to avoid Kings Common and buildings in that area. A spokeswoman confirmed that the shooting occurred.

The university was locked down, and students reportedly were calling from the library.

The Daily Chronicle reporteed that at least two people are reported down in DuSable Hall, and one person had blood on the back of the head, according to eyewitness reports. It could not be confirmed if it was from a gunshot.

Police have established a perimeter around Cole Hall, and 15-20 emergency vehicles were in the area.

This breaking story will be updated.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23171567

Defender 02-14-2008 10:44 PM

Miraculously, as of news reports in just the last few minutes, there have been NO deaths reported---except the perpetrator, who is believed to have committed suicide.

17 wounded students are at the hospital. Only 3 received serious injuries, and ALL are reported to be alive as of this time.

This is another senseless tragedy, but if all the students come out of it alive and the perpetrator is dead, this is about as good an ending as could be hoped for.

GlenJohnson 02-14-2008 11:10 PM

Fox news as of 7:09 Eastern, 18 wounded, only the shooter dead at his own hand. He should have started there.

GlenJohnson 02-14-2008 11:21 PM

5 dead now including shooter...:mad:

Defender 02-14-2008 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlenJohnson (Post 16460)
Fox news as of 7:09 Eastern, 18 wounded, only the shooter dead at his own hand. He should have started there.

Most of these wacko jackos have made up their minds in advance that they're going to kill themselves, but have an overwhelming psychological urge to "take some people with me".

They're sick puppies who don't have the guts to just kill themselves, without taking innocents down with them.

States need to pass laws enabling all trained, qualified, willing faculty members to possess concealed handguns on campus. All campus security personnel need to be trained, qualified with and issued a weapon.

GlenJohnson 02-14-2008 11:35 PM

Gunman wore black trenchcoat. Had 2 pistols and a shotgun. He emptied the gun, then just reloaded. 8 victims have head, chest and neck wounds. We'll know more tomorrow. Why students? :mad:

Defender 02-14-2008 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlenJohnson (Post 16463)
5 dead now including shooter...:mad:

Where are you getting your information, Glen?

I just read an Associated Press news release that was put out only about 10 minutes ago, and they clearly state that there have been NO deaths among the students.

The AP reports 18 wounded students, ZERO students killed, and one dead perpetrator.

GlenJohnson 02-14-2008 11:47 PM

Fox news, live. For anybody who can get the Fox News Channel, there's going to be a news conference in about a half hour.

Chuck 02-14-2008 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Defender (Post 16466)
Where are you getting your information, Glen?

I just read an Associated Press news release that was put out only about 10 minutes ago, and they clearly state that there have been NO deaths among the students.

The AP reports 18 wounded students, ZERO students killed, and one dead perpetrator.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23171567/?GT1=10856

Linchpin 02-15-2008 12:13 AM

why students probably no real security at a campus I look at my local campuses now and it could happen at them just as ez what's keeping crazy people from second guessing it ATTENTION: this is in no way a threat just an observation so keep off my doorsteps; us marshals, atf, nsa, fbi, homeland security, local police, state police, and any other federal government,state government, local government entity of law enforcement I forgot to mention :ATTENTION


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