NIU Campus ShootingAt approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008, a gunman, carrying one shotgun and two handguns, opened fire in a geology class at Cole Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

NIU Police officers were on the scene in less than two minutes and the gunman was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later. Police have not released the identity of the gunman. At this time, there is no known motive. Campus Police Chief Donald Grady also confirmed that the gunman was not a student at Northern Illinois University.

Eighteen students were transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.