Appalachian School of Law Shootings
       

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Fri, 18 Jan 2002

Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on college campus


The Associated Press State & Local Wire

A man shot his ex-girlfriend to death Friday at the community college she attended, then killed himself, authorities said.

No one else was injured in the shootings just before 11 a.m. at Broward Community College.

The two died at Broward General Medical Center; their names were not immediately released. The woman, a student at the college just southwest of Fort Lauderdale, was the man’s ex-girlfriend, police Maj. Edward Taylor said.

The man shot the woman with a .357 Magnum and then turned the gun on himself between two buildings at the school’s main campus, said Davie police Lt. Gary Killam.

The shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, Killam said.

Several students witnessed or heard the shooting between the performing arts building and the English department.

“I turned around and I saw the girl was shot,” said Joe Fazio, a student from Plantation. “It looks like she was shot in the back of the neck. Then I heard the second gunshot. I turned around and the guy was laying on the ground.”

Classes at the English department building were canceled for the rest of the day, according to school security.

It was the third shooting at a school in the past week.

On Wednesday, the dean, a professor and a student at Appalachian School of Law were shot and killed on campus. Charged in the deaths was Peter Odighizuwa, 43, a student who had recently flunked out of school for a second time.

Two students were shot and wounded Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. High School on New York City’s Upper West Side. A teen-ager was arrested.

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