Two people were shot on Virginia Tech's campus Thursday afternoon. The shooter is still at large and is said to be on foot.
The University made an official statement on their 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.
Campus Newspaper, Collegiate Times, reports that students are being moved into secure rooms in the Student Center.
Virginia Tech is urging people to stay where they are. Blacksburg Transit service has been suspended.
The suspect is said to be on foot and is described by Blacksburg as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.
A suspect surrendered near the Performing Arts building, according to the Times, but no arrests were made.
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