FROM Lindsay Nair
Gunman Kills 22 at Virginia Tech At least 22 people killed today, some of them students, in two shootings at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The tragedy is thought to be called the deadliest shooting ever at an American university. We get an update from reporter Lindsay Nair of the Roanoke Times.
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