Another Virginia Tech Shooting: Officer Shot Near Campus

December 8, 2011 - 1:20 PM
Virginia Tech Shootings

FILE - In this April 16, 2007 file photo, injured occupants are carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., where student gunman Seung-Hui Cho went on a shooting rampage that left 33 dead, including himself. More than four years after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, an administrative judge is to begin hearing testimony Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, on whether the school should pay $55,000 in fines in connection to the shooting. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Alan Kim, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech says a police officer has been shot, and a possible second victim has been reported at a parking lot near the campus.

Authorities are seeking a suspect.

A campus-wide alert tells students and faculty to stay inside and lock doors.

The shooting comes the same day as Virginia Tech is appealing a $55,000 fine by the Education Department in connection with the university's response to a 2007 rampage that left 33 people dead.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.

A message left with the university wasn't immediately returned. Campus police referred all questions to the university.

A student gunman killed 32 students and faculty and then shot himself on the campus in 2007.