The University has learned that U of I student has been identified as the
gunman in a fatal shooting at Northern Illinois University that left seven
people dead and more than a dozen more injured.
The entire University of Illinois family extends its deepest condolences
to the friends and family of the victims, and to everyone on the
Northern Illinois University campus affected by today's tragedy.
(U of I being where I teach...)
Update: And it seems the assailant bought a couple of his guns from around here. I wouldn't have guessed we have any gun shop in town...