The suspected Virginia Tech shooter was not a student at the university, school spokesman Larry Hincker said Friday.
Hincker declined to provide any further detail on the identity of the alleged shooter, though Virginia State Police have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m.
Ballistics evidence testing has officially linked Thursday’s two fatal shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, state police said earlier Friday.
Both Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek W. Crouse and another man were shot with the same gun.
The ballistics test is part of the ongoing investigation into Thursday’s double shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech that left many thinking back to the 2007 mass slaying at the university that left 33 dead.
Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger released a statement about the shooting Thursday night.
“Once again, the campus and the community that we love so well have been visited by senseless violence and tragic loss,” the statement said. “Tragedy again struck Virginia Tech in a wanton act of violence where our police officer, Deriek Crouse, was murdered during a routine traffic stop.”
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