3 injured in Virginia campus shooting

April 26, 2009 6:38:49 AM PDT
Officials say three men are hospitalized after an overnight shooting in a dormitory at Hampton University in Virginia. Police say the suspect is an 18-year-old Richmond man who shot a 62-year-old Hampton man and a 43-year-old Hampton man and then turned the gun on himself. No students were injured.

School spokeswoman Yuri Rodgers says that police believe the shooter is a former student, and that one victim is the night manager of Harkness Hall.

Officials do not know the motive for the shooting, reported around 1 a.m.

All students, faculty and staff were notified about the situation via text message and e-mail.

The school remained on lockdown Sunday morning while police investigated.

Hampton University is a private school with about 5,700 students.


On the Net: http://www.hamptonu.edu

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