Two people are dead after a shooting at Virginia Tech, the school where more than 30 people were killed in an April 2007 shooting.
Patch asked readers if their families and friends on campus were safe and if we could talk to them to get the story from the inside. In response to a Twitter request, @CrosenHomes responded to Ellicott City Patch that Lee, a former roommate, was at Virginia Tech, waiting for food when he was stuck in his office by a lockdown.
In an e-mail, Lee shared this video purportedly of armed agents inside the halls of Virginia Tech as they locked down a campus building while campus and state police searched for a gunman.
According to a statement on the Virginia Tech website:
Virginia State Police responded to Virginia Tech in reference to a shooting in reference to a Virginia Tech police officer being shot and killed while on a traffic stop at the Cassell Coliseum parking lot on Spring Road. Virginia Tech police requested that the Virginia State Police assume primary responsibility for the investigation of the incident.
The individual fled that crime scene in the direction of a second crime scene a quarter of a mile away, where a male body was found at that location with a gunshot wound.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of Salem are currently at both crime scenes. Also, our tact team, canine units, and patrol are currently on the Virginia Tech campus assisting the Virginia Tech Police Department.
We are in the early stages of the investigation, and we don’t have any additional details at this time.
The officer is a four-year veteran of the Virginia Tech Police Department and was assigned to patrol.