'Multiple Fatals' In VA Shooting | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

'Multiple Fatals' In VA Shooting

Play associated audio

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police police are reporting "multiple fatals" and injuries involving a lone gunman in central Virginia.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said more than 100 law enforcement officials have surrounded the gunman in a wooded area just outside of Appomattox.

Geller said the shootings had resulted in multiple deaths and injuries but she could not provide a number for the dead and injured.

The violence began shortly after noon Tuesday when an injured man was found on a rural stretch of road. When police responded, they were fired upon, including a state police helicopter that had to land with a ruptured fuel tank. The officers were not injured.

It is not known what prompted the shootings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Not My Job: We Ask A San Francisco Drag Queen About Queens, N.Y.

We've invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called "Fuggedaboutit!"
NPR

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.
NPR

'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."
NPR

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.