A gunman has killed three people on a Virginia University campus. Two others were injured, the university and the police announced in the night from Sunday to Monday.
The suspect is said to be a student who is armed and has fled.
The young man is described as dangerous and is said to be on the run in a black all-terrain vehicle. The circumstances of the shooting are still unclear.
After the shooting, which happened around 10:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, people on campus were advised to get to safety and stay indoors. The site is closed, and classes for Monday have been cancelled. The police responsible for the university described the perpetrator. Police did not release any information about the victims.
Hours earlier, the bodies of four students had been discovered in a home near the University of Idaho campus in the northwest of the United States. They are believed to have been the victims of a murder, the university announced on the authority of the investigators. No further details are known about that case.