09 Dec '11, 12am

Gunman kills police officer and then found dead in Virginia Tech

Gunman kills police officer and then found dead in Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, the scene in 2007 of the deadliest school shooting in US history, was again struck by violence on Thursday when a gunman opened fire, killing a campus police officer and then himself. -- PHOTO: AP BLACKSBURG, Virginia (AP) - A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot and was found dead nearby on Thursday in an attack that sent fear through the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history. The school locked down for hours and warned students and faculty members via e-mail and text message to stay indoors. The shootings came as university officials were in Washington appealing a fine that US officials gave them over the school's response to the 2007 rampage. 'Today, tragedy again struck Virginia Tech,' said university president Charles Steger. 'Our hearts are broken again.' The poli...

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