Thursday, February 14, 2008

Breaking: Shootings at Illinois University.

Story here:

Northern Illinois University issued an alert on its Web site Thursday to notify students of a possible gunman on campus.

"There has been a report of a possible gunman on campus," according to the alert. "Get to a safe area and take precautions until given the all clear. Avoid the King Commons and all buildings in that vicinity."

DeKalb Police Department says there are reports of multiple people shot.


Apparently the shooter had a shotgun and a pistol. Since there are reports of woundings and no killings, apparently the gunman had the shotgun loaded with ammo more suited to game than humans, and/or may have fired it at too great a range for lethal results; a shotgun used against humans is optimally a close-range weapon. The shooter has apparently suicided, or may have been killed by responders. Details are murky as yet.


Report says two dead. Don't know if that means two victims, or the victim and the dead shooter.

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