BREAKING - Gunman reported shooting on Illinois campus

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  1. Chuck

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    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
     
  2. Defender

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    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.
     

  3. GlenJohnson

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

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    5 dead now including shooter...:mad:
     
  5. Defender

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    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.
     
  6. GlenJohnson

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    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:
     
  7. Defender

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    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.
     
  8. GlenJohnson

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    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.
     
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  9. Chuck

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

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    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
     
  11. Defender

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    This is just one more example of how worthless the LAMEstream news media is.

    At first, some sources were reporting that 18 students were injured, four critically, none killed. They stated that only the shooter was killed.

    Then some sources started stating that 14 students were injured and four killed, plus the shooter.

    It now appears that four innocents ARE dead. So the WORTHLESS LAMEstream news media got everybody's hopes up falsely claiming that no innocents had been killed, then we turn around and find out four are indeed dead.

    It's pathetic that these multi-billion dollar media conglomerates can't get the most basic facts straight in an emergency situation.
     
  12. GlenJohnson

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    Defender, I agree. Learned a long time ago who to listen to and who not to. First, totally ignore the alphabet news, ABC, CBS and NBC. There is a reason Fox news is now rated number one. There is also a reason CNN is called the Clinton News Network. MSNBC is now MSNBS. Most of the news media is so anti-republican it's scary. Ever since Watergate, the news media think it's there job to create the news to lead the country on the proper path. Me, I don't need to be lead by anybody.
     
  13. sgnellett

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    More than likely because the wacko knew that he'd be the only one around with a gun, since all our campus's have become gun free hunting zones for nut jobs..:mad:

    Not to mention the lack of willingness on the part of some campus security forces to actually protect the students... after the VT shootings, we had a memorial on campus at U of Toledo, right out on the mall, surrounded by numerous tall buildings, clear lines of fire in from off campus, etc.. No effort whatsoever on the part of the UTPD to secure the area, one uniform at the ceremony, near the front of the crowd, unsure if she was armed, no patrols around the event, or a shooter on a roof watching over the crowd, if someone had wanted to make a statement, it sure would have been easy...
     
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  14. MarkoPo

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    This is exactly why gun bans don't work. You can put 100 pieces of paper up prohibiting guns and you see what you end up with. 18 victims that had no means of defending themselves. I hope the anti-gun people are proud of their work to get these weapon bans passed. That really work well.
     
  15. GlenJohnson

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    From the Chicago Tribune

    The tally just kept on growing. Let's say prayers for the families.