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Virginia Tech Update: Gunman May be Second Victim

Police in Virginia are suggesting that the second victim in the shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech was the gunman who killed a police officer.

The officer was involved in a traffic stop in a campus parking lot at about 12:15 Thursday afternoon when he was shot. At a news conference this afternoon, police said the shooter was not the driver of that car. 

Virginia State Police Sgt. Bob Carpentieri said "we do not believe (he) was in the vehicle that was stopped."

A second body was found a short distance away. Police would only call him an "an unknown male subject." When asked directly if he was the gunman, Carpentieri said, "Investigators feel confident that they have located" the shooter.

"When the university lifted the alert, they consulted with several people and they felt that it was safe for students and faculty to go about their day," Carpentieri said. "We like to think that things are safe."

Police said a weapon was found, but would not go into detail about it.

Virginia Tech was the scene of the worst school shooting in the nation's history when Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people in 2007 before killing himself.


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