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US: 2 campus police officers killed in Virginia college; one student shot in Minnesota

Police conduct an investigation following a shooting at Bridgewater College in Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)/Hindustan Times

Two campus police officers were shot and killed at a college in the US state of Virginia Tuesday, while one student was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a school in Minnesota the same day.

Two agents, a campus law enforcement officer and a campus safety officer, were shot before the suspect fled the scene at the college in Virginia, Virginia State Police said in a statement on Twitter

The officers were identified by the school as John Painter and J.J. Jefferson.

The suspect, a 27-year-old man named Alexander Wyatt Campbell, was later apprehended, Virginia State Police said, adding that he had a "non-life-threatening gunshot wound."

The shooting in Minnesota occurred in the town of Richfield just outside of Minneapolis around noon, officials said, leaving one student dead and another wounded.

The attackers opened fire on the students on a sidewalk outside the South Education Center before speeding away in a car.

Two suspects were later arrested.

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