|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Thu, 17 Jan 2002
A GUN-toting student killed three people and wounded three others last night after running amok at a US college.
Brave students at the law college wrestled him to the ground. He struck after bursting into a common room at Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia.
The dead included the college’s dean, Anthony Sutin, a second member of staff and a student.
The killer, thought to have been angry with staff, used a .380 semiautomatic handgun.
Police, ambulances and counsellors rushed to the scene as the college was evacuated.
The three injured were taken to hospital.
Staff member Alicia O’Quin said: “This is usually a very quiet campus, very intimate.”
State Governor Mark Warner’s spokeswoman said: “Students bravely tackled the gunman.
“But we do not know the gunman’s motives at this time.”
Police arrested the suspect after students held him down until they arrived.