Another Virginia Tech Shooting: Police Officer, 1 Other Killed

December 8, 2011 - 3:00 PM
Virginia Tech Shootings

FILE - In this April 16, 2007 file photo, Blacksburg police officers run from Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., where student gunman Seung-Hui Cho went on a shooting rampage that left 33 dead, including himself. More than four years after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, an administrative judge is to begin hearing testimony Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, on whether the school should pay $55,000 in fines in connection to the shooting. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech officials say a police officer and another person have been shot and killed on the school's campus.

The suspect remains on the loose.

A news release from the school says the police officer had pulled someone over in what was a routine traffic stop Thursday. The officer was shot and killed during the traffic stop.

Witnesses told police the shooter ran toward a parking lot on campus. A second person was found dead in that parking lot.

Virginia State Police will be taking over the investigation, according to the news release.