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2 Women Shot at Virginia Community College

Suspect in custody; school campus is inside mall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2013 2:52 PM CDT
2 Women Shot at Virginia Community College
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(Newser) – A man shot and injured two women at a mall branch of a community college in Virginia today before he was subdued by police, a city official said. The suspect was being interviewed by police as law enforcement continued to clear the New River Valley Mall, said Christiansburg city spokeswoman Becky Wilburn. The mall in this town of approximately 21,000 in southwestern Virginia includes a branch campus of New River Community College. Christiansburg is less than 10 miles from Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech.

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The suspect's name was not immediately released and a motive for the shootings was not known. One of the victims was airlifted to a local hospital, but her condition wasn't known. The other victim was taken by ambulance for treatment, and she was in stable condition. (Read more shooting stories.)

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