2 Shot and Killed at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech officials say a police officer and another person have been shot and killed on the school’s campus. The suspect remains on the loose. A news release from the school says the police officer had pulled someone over in what was a routine traffic stop Thursday. The officer was shot and killed during the traffic stop. Witnesses told police the shooter ran toward a parking lot on campus. A second person was found dead in that parking lot. Virginia State Police will be taking over the investigation, according to the news release. 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. A student gunman killed 32 students and faculty and then shot himself on the campus in 2007.

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