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Virginia Tech: Campus lockdown lifted after two dead

Officials at Virginia Tech university have lifted a lockdown on campus after a police officer and another person were shot dead.

Officials said the gunfire began when a Virginia Tech police officer made a routine traffic stop on campus.

Reports suggested that the gunman was the second victim, but university officials and police would not confirm this.

Virginia Tech was the site of the worst US school shooting in 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people and himself.

Steve Kingstone reports from Washington.

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