Northern Illinois University is the place where this incident happened. This a second incident campus shooting at this month after Lousiana Technical College accident. CARYN ROUSSEAU and DEANNA BELLANDI from Associated Press Writers reported that another student shot when a gunman opened fire at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University has died, bringing the toll to seven, including the gunman, a coroner said Friday.
Investigators and school officials did not immediately know why the man fired on a geology class with a shotgun and two handguns Thursday before committing suicide.
The shooter had been a graduate student in sociology at Northern Illinois as recently as spring 2007, but was not currently enrolled at the 25,000-student campus, University President John Peters said.
“It appears he may have been a student somewhere else,” University Police Chief Donald Grady said. “We have no motive and I have no way of knowing what the motive was.”
Sorority members of Northern Illinois University participate in a candlelight vigil for Dan Parmenter early Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Parmenter is one of the five victims of the NIU shooting Thursday in DeKalb, Ill.,. A former student dressed in black walked onto the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a packed science class Thursday, killing five students, wounding 16 and setting off a panicked stampede before committing suicide. Where Next…?