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Thursday, February 2, 2023

America: College students killed in two shootings

These incidents took place off-campus in Virginia and Idaho. In both the cases, the attackers are absconding.

Two universities in the United States were in mourning this Monday after recording two acts of violence – with no apparent link to each other – that left seven dead and two injured, Both attacks occurred off campus: on a school bus in Virginia and at a residence near the Idaho Study Center.

The police was actively searching for the accused A shooting that killed three people at the University of Virginia (UVA), in Charlottesville, officials said.

The campus was cordoned off while police carried out searches with the help of helicopters in search of a man “armed and dangerous”tweeted the UVA Office of Emergency Management.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., defendant in the shooting at the University of Virginia. Photo: Associated Press

UVA President Jim Ryan said in a statement that the suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.The students of that house of study.

“This is a traumatic event for everyone in our community, and we have canceled classes for today,” Ryan said.

Ryan said all three of the deceased were students and belonged to the school’s football team. He said the shooting took place on Sunday night in a school bus in which the students were returning from an off-campus trip.

He said that counseling and psychological support would be provided to the students and teachers.

Police Are Conducting A Dogged Search For A Man Accused Of Killing Three Students In Virginia.  Photo: Afp

Police are conducting a dogged search for a man accused of killing three students in Virginia. Photo: AFP

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin indicated that local officials coordinate with the state police to protect the university.

“Please self-isolate while authorities work to locate the suspect,” he said on Twitter.

another tragedy struck University of Idahoin the state of the same name in the west of the country, where police announced they were investigating Four students found dead in a house near campusApparently “murder victims”.

Agents responded to a call about a man unconscious in downtown Moscow, near the university.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered four deceased,” police said in a statement.

Center president Scott Green said, “It is with great sadness that I share with you that the university was notified of the deaths of four University of Idaho students living off campus who were victims of homicide.” Were.”

Meanwhile, Oakland University near Detroit in the northern state of Michigan on Monday asked its students and staff not to visit the campus because “police Still looking for two armed suspectsSaw it early in the morning.

School shootings are common in the United States, and each time they revive the debate about better firearms supervision.

In April 2007, Virginia was rocked by a student who shot 32 people on the Virginia Tech University campus in Blacksburg before killing himself.

Tim Kaine, a Democratic senator from that state on the East Coast, said in a tweet Monday that he was “deeply moved to learn that more Virginians have been wiped out by gun violence.”

With information from AFP

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