Didn’t catch the news until I got home tonight around 10.15pm. Walked in and heard from my wife about the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University. 22 shot and 6 killed [including gunman] and several in critical condition.
From the Seattle Times [via AP]:
The shooting was the fourth at a U.S. school within a week.
On Feb. 8, a woman shot two fellow students to death before committing suicide at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge. In Memphis, Tenn., a 17-year-old is accused of shooting and critically wounding a fellow student Monday during a high school gym class, and the 15-year-old victim of a shooting at an Oxnard, Calif., junior high school has been declared brain dead.
Heartbreaking. The shootings at Virginia Tech seem so distant and yet so close. [Sigh]. Hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the entire campus university.