|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Wed, 16 Jan 2002
Washington, Jan 16 (EFE).- Three people were killed and three others wounded Wednesday in a shooting at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, authorities said.
A spokesman for the Virginia governor’s office told reporters that according to initial reports, one of the victims was Anthony Sutton, dean of the law school, whose name appears as Sutin on the institution’s Internet Web site.
It appears the perpetrator, whose motives for the shooting remain unclear, was overpowered and detained by students.
Among those who were killed in the incident were a student, an instructor and Sutton, according to Ellen Qualls, a spokeswoman for Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a former member of the law school’s board of directors.
Five or six people were shot, according to authorities from the southwestern Virginia town of Grundy, who added that the situation is under control.
The wounded were rushed to an area hospital, where they were receiving treatment, authorities noted.
According to Qualls, at least three students were treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds.