Northern Illinois University joins Virginia Tech and other schools across the nation to have been assaulted by criminals inflicting gun violence on the campus population. Breaking News from Dekalb, Illinois.
Reports have started flooding in to various media outlets that there has been a shooting at Northern Illinois University. Fox News is reporting that the gunman is reported dead, according to the campus newspaper.
Two people at least are reported to have been shot by a gunman armed with a shotgun and handgun. No report yet as to how many people are injured, numbers range from 15 to 50.
Hospitals in the area were told to expect up to 15 injured people.
As the Daily Journal reports: "Shortly after 3 p.m., calls started coming over a police scanner about a white, male shooter with a shotgun and pistol.
Reports have said the shooter is down.
A university spokeswoman said at 3:10 p.m. she had just heard about the shooting and could not immediately comment on the situation."
Check back for updates as they become available.