Update: Two People Killed at Va-Tech

Update: 2:20 p.m. Police have responded to numerous reports of sounds identified as gunshots and suspicious activity on campus. All reports subsequent to the initial event have been investigated and have been determined to be unfounded.
The suspect’s status remains unknown. Several law enforcement agencies are currently on the scene to assist in the ongoing investigation.
Officials are advising visitors to stay away from the campus at this time.

Update: 2:00 pm: Shortly after noon today, a Virginia Tech police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall. During the traffic stop, the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.
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.

Several law enforcement agencies have responded to assist. Virginia State Police has been requested to take lead in the investigation

The status of the shooter is unknown.


Update 1:29 pm: Virginia Tech reports that a police officer was shot near the Virginia Tech campus. 911 callers reported hearing gunshots at approximately 12:37 p.m. Officials have stated that a potential second victim has been reported at the Cage parking lot.
Officials are advising students and faculty to stay indoors in a secure area.
The suspect is still at-large.

Police are searching for a suspect described as a white male, wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and a  backpack. He was last seen on foot .



  1. Prayers inbound for officer’s family.