Virginia Tech shooting: `We are looking absolutely everywhere'Submitted by DeMolay on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 16:57
An intense search is underway at Virginia Tech for the gunman who shot and killed two people -- a campus police officer and a student -- and authorities have ordered students and staff to stay indoors and secure themselves until the shooter is found.
"We are looking absolutely everywhere," university spokesman Mark Owczarski said Thursday afternoon. A media briefing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST.
State police officers, FBI agents and officers with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are searching the campus.
Officials have not released the identities of the shooting victims. Finals, which were scheduled to begin Friday, have been postponed.
During a traffic stop on campus, the suspect shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer and then fled on foot through a nearby parking lot, officials said.
A second person was later found dead in that parking lot, the university said.