Two dead in shootings at Virginia Tech | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two dead in shootings at Virginia Tech

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Twitter posts from the Virginia Tech student newspaper of a shooting on campus with a fatality and perhaps a second victim. One of those shot identified as a police officer. A potential suspect said to be in custody.

UPDATE: Reports say two people, including officer, are dead and the gunman is not in custody.

UPDATE: Campus statement says officer was shot during a routine traffic stop (not by the person in the car) and another person was shot at some point as the gunman fled from the scene on foot. Police aren't saying whether the second person dead is the person who shot the officer, but that theory appears to be on the mind of reporters asking about the case.

UPDATE: Police said at a late-afternoon news conference that the situation is "under control." Authorities are reluctant to say it, but the all-clear signal for the campus seems to indicate the person who shot the officer shot himself and ended further threat.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Hutchinson outlines budget for coming year; tax cuts the big ticket item

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked budget today, including teacher pay and tax cuts.
    • Nov 14, 2018
  • How about some good news? A science whiz from Little Rock

    A reader points me to a Forbes "30 under 30" feature on promising young scientists who include Little Rock native Luke Osborn, 29 now a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University.
    • Nov 14, 2018
  • Election assessments: There WAS a blue wave, if not in Arkansas

    As results continue to trickle in, the national media has realized that Donald Trump was blowing smoke in claiming a sweeping Republican victory in last Tuesday's election. The Senate losses will be smaller than originally thought thanks to Democratic pickups in Arizona and Nevada; House Democratic gains seem likely to be between 35 and 40, with some agonizing close losses elsewhere. Democrats made gains in governorships and legislatures, too. But then, there's Arkansas:
    • Nov 14, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation