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Fri February 19, 2010
UPDATE: NIU Shooting
By Mike Moen
DeKalb, IL – One student is in custody and another injured following a shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The incident happened early this morning outside a residence hall. University President John Peters says this appears to be an isolated incident.
The victim was shot in the leg. His injuries are described as non-life- threatening. The suspect was apprehended moments after the shooting and remains in police custody. Authorities have yet to announce a motive in the case.
The incident comes just days after N-I-U observed the anniversary of the February 2008 campus shooting where five students were killed. Peters wants to assure parents who are worried about their child's safety that the campus is safe. He said the quick response to the shooting and follow-up were "exemplary."
The school is making counselors available for those rattled by this morning's shooting. Today's class schedule was NOT disrupted by the incident.