Northern Illinois University Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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DeKalb Police say a gunman who opened fired at Northern Illinois University shot and killed himself.

Authorities say the gunman started shooting in a lecture hall on
Thursday, injuring as many as 15 people as students frantically
scrambled over desks for cover.
Kishwaukee Community Hospital said on its Web site up to 15
victims were arriving, including three to four with head wounds.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. in Cole Hall near the King
Commons, a central gathering place on the 25,000-student campus,
according to the Web site.

DeKalb is located about 65 miles west of Chicago.

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