Lone Gunman Shoots Two in Attack at Virginia Mall – Video Report 4/12/13 UPDATED: “Witnesses” Describe “Shotgun” used in Attack

A lone gunman opened fire today at a mall in Christiansburg, Virginia where he shot two people. The shooter was reportedly a student at the New River Community College, which met inside the mall. One report indicated the shooter is an 18 year-old man, and that he made an online posting ahead of the shooting saying he was about to carry out the attack, and that he was going to use a shotgun. As yet, that information has not been confirmed by authorities.

UPDATE: Police say they won’t identify as yet the type of gun used, but USA Today reports that “witnesses” described the “shotgun.”

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