Two campus law enforcement officials have been shot and killed at a university within the US state of Virginia Tuesday, whereas one scholar was killed and one other wounded in a capturing at a faculty in Minnesota the identical day.
Two brokers, a campus regulation enforcement officer and a campus security officer, have been shot earlier than the suspect fled the scene on the faculty in Virginia, Virginia State Police mentioned in an announcement on Twitter.
A number of regulation enforcement companies arrived on the campus of Bridgewater School round 1:20 pm (1820 GMT) in response to lively shooter studies, based on the identical assertion, which the college additionally posted to its web site.
The suspect, a 27-year-old man named Alexander Wyatt Campbell, was later apprehended, Virginia State Police mentioned, including that he had a “non-life-threatening gunshot wound.”
It was not but clear if he had been shot by police or if the wound was self-inflicted. He has already been charged with homicide, police mentioned.
The city of Bridgewater, about two and a half hours south of the US capital of Washington and the place Bridgewater School is situated, despatched out an alert round 1:30 pm warning of an lively shooter scenario, native media reported.
The college issued an all-clear discover on its web site round 4:30 pm.
One scholar, 21-year-old, Kasey Truslow, instructed the Washington Submit she heard a gunshot exterior the window of a classroom constructing.
“After the second shot, we obtained on the ground. We remained on the ground for an hour,” she mentioned.
Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin tweeted, “I’ve been briefed on the scenario at Bridgewater School. The shooter is in custody and state and native police are on the scene.”
The officers have been recognized by the college as John Painter and J.J. Jefferson.
The pair “have been shot and killed on campus whereas defending us,” an announcement from faculty president David Bushman on its web site mentioned.
“These officers have been shut associates, identified to many people because the ‘dynamic duo.’ John was J.J.’s greatest man in his wedding ceremony this 12 months. They have been beloved by college students, school and employees. I damage for his or her households and family members, as I do know all of us do,” the assertion continued.
Bridgewater Mayor Ted Flory posted an announcement on the small city’s web site.
“Bridgewater is shocked by at present’s mindless violence at Bridgewater School,” Flory mentioned. “We’re heartbroken by the useless accidents and lack of life.”
President Joe Biden, who has referred to as on Congress to enact more durable gun management legal guidelines, tweeted concerning the capturing, saying he and his spouse “are praying for the households of these misplaced.”
“Gun violence towards regulation enforcement officers is sickening, and it should finish,” he mentioned.
The capturing in Minnesota occurred within the city of Richfield simply exterior of Minneapolis round midday, officers mentioned, leaving one scholar lifeless and one other wounded.
The attackers opened fireplace on the scholars on a sidewalk exterior the South Training Middle earlier than rushing away in a automotive, Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne instructed the StarTribune newspaper.
Two suspects have been later arrested, the paper mentioned, noting that associates of the sufferer had recognized the slain scholar as Jamari Rice, who some native journalists mentioned was the son of Black Lives Matter activist Cortez Rice.
Cortez Rice was arrested final 12 months and charged with making an attempt to intimidate a decide dealing with the trial of ex-police officer Kim Potter officer who killed a Black man in April when she mentioned she combined up her taser together with her pistol throughout a visitors cease.
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