Nursing Student Kills 2, Turns Gun on Self
Shootings cause panic at Baton Rouge vocational college
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2008 2:47 PM CST
Map locates Louisiana Technical College where a student killed herself and two others.   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A student shot and killed two other students and herself this morning at the Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, CNN reports. Police arrived within minutes, only to find all three already dead amidst widespread chaos. “There was mass pandemonium, people running,” a sergeant said. “One officer told me he could still smell gunpowder.”

The 21- and 26-year-old victims appeared to have been shot in their seats in a second-floor classroom. They were apparently nursing students, as was the 23-year-old shooter. Roughly 20 students were in the room when the shooting took place, and police are still interviewing witnesses. They are confident that the shooting was limited to one room.