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Update: A police officer and one other person have been shot and killed on the Virginia Tech campus.

The university said on Twitter Thursday that the shots were reported at the Cassell Coliseum parking lot.

The university has confirmed the two deaths.

Latest News – Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

From VT Alerts: Suspect remains at large. A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place.

From VT Alerts: Suspect described as white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack. On foot towards McComas. Call 911

From VT Alerts: Gun shots reported- Coliseum Parking lot. Stay Inside. Secure doors. Emergency personnel responding. Call 911 for help.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Student/parent/family line (Dean of Students): (540) 231-3787
  • Virginia Tech Police tip line: (540) 231-6411

The shooting comes the same day as Virginia Tech is appealing a $55,000 fine by the Education Department in connection with the university’s response to a 2007 rampage that left 33 people dead. In April 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student, shot 32 people dead on the campus before killing himself.

Online: Virginia Tech website