Virginia Tech On Lockdown, Two Confirmed Dead In Shooting

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Dec. 8 2011, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Two victims are confirmed dead at Virginia Tech and the campus is on lockdown after a gunman opened fire Thursday.

The suspect in the shooting has not been captured yet. He is described as a white man wearing grey sweats, a grey hat with a neon green brim,  a maroon hooded sweatshirt and a backpack, according to the university's website.

An authority, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the AP that shots were fired reportedly after a traffic stop.

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Individuals on campus began posting photos on their Twitter accounts and has obtained one with what appears to be a body covered up with a sheet and yellow police caution tape around it.

All transportation in the area has been shut down, CNN reported.

The shooting comes more than three years after the 2007 massacre -- the deadliest in the country's contemporary history -- in which 23-year-old Virginia Tech student Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people, then himself.


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