Shooting and two dead bodies at Virginia Tech

According to a statement that appears on Virginia Tech’s website, police are investigating a shooting that occurred during a routine traffic stop on campus. A Virginia Tech police officer was shot and killed.

Another person was found dead shortly after the first shooting. The university has described the suspect as a white male with gray sweat pants, gray hat with a green neon brim, a maroon hooded sweatshirt, and a backpack.

"There were witnesses to this shooting," reads the statement. "Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased."

The university reports that the "status of the shooter is unknown. The campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus."

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