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Police identify Virginia Tech gunman as student from nearby school

AP reports:

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Police have identified the Virginia Tech gunman as a 22-year-old student at nearby Radford University.

Police said Friday that Ross Truett Ashley, of Radford, was responsible for killing a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday, triggering a campus-wide lockdown for thousands of students.

Ashley killed himself after shooting the officer, officials said.

Yesterday's images from Virginia Tech.