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Shooting at Northern Illinois University

Paramedics help shooting victim

Emergency personnel prepare to transport student Harold Ng out of Neptune Hall, a residence hall at Northern Illinois University, Feb. 14, 2008, in DeKalb. Ng was later released from the hospital. 

 (Patrick Yeagle / Chicago Tribune)
Waiting for victims
Emergency vehicles line up near Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus, where a gunman opened fire in a crowded lecture hall. (Chicago Tribune photo by Alex Garcia)
Deadly day at NIU
A police officer escorts a group of pedestrians at NIU past Cole Hall, where a gunman opened fire in a crowded lecture hall. (Chicago Tribune photo by Alex Garcia)
Deadly NIU shooting
Supplies left behind by emergency responders outside Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus, where a gunman opened fire in a crowded lecture hall. (Chicago Tribune photo by Alex Garcia)
Cole Hall shooting
Outside Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus following a shooting in a lecture hall on the NIU campus. A statement posted at 3:50 p.m. on the university’s Web site said “several people” were taken away by ambulance. (Northern Star photo by Jim Killam)
Cole Hall shooting

Police stand outside Cole Hall on the NIU campus where a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall killing five students dead before himself.

 (Alex Garcia / Chicago Tribune)
FBI investigate the scene
FBI agents investigate the crime scene at Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus, where a gunman opened fire killing five students before taking his own life. (Chicago Tribune photo by Alex Garcia)
NIU president responds
Northern Illinois University President John Peters talks to members of the media during a news conference on campus, where a gunman opened fire killing five students before himself. (Chicago Tribune photo by Alex Garcia)
Prayer for victims
Northern Illinois University students sophomore Ben Wilson, 20, left, junior Elizabeth Thomas, 21, and junior Brittany Granat, 21, pray at Harvest Bible Chapel in DeKalb the night of the deadly shooting rampage. (Chicago Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Praying for the victims
Parishoner Eric Crittenden prays Thursday at Harvest Bible Chapel in DeKalb during a vigil for the victims of the shooting on the Northern Illinois University campus. (Chicago Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Students and staff attend vigil
Northern Illinois University graduate student Jacqueline Wells, 25, left, and NIU staff member Jessica Best, 22, attend a vigil at Harvest Bible Chapel in DeKalb following the deadly shooting rampage earlier in the day. (Chicago Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Students leave campus
A Northern Illinois University student with his belongings leaves campus hours after the deadly shooting on campus earlier that afternoon. (AFP/Getty photo by Amanda Rivkin)
Caring for the wounded
Students tend to a shooting victim after carrying him from Cole Hall to nearby DuSable Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus. (AP photo by Stacey Huffstutler)
Investigating the shooting
An FBI agent stands outside the Northern Illinois University building in DeKalb where a gunman shot and killed five people and himself that afternoon. (AP photo by Charles Rex Arbogast)
Standing guard at NIU

A law enforcement officer stands guard outside a Northern Illinois University building where a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall in DeKalb, Feb. 14, 2008. 

 (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP)
Campus reaction

Student Lee Scott, 21, grieves outside the scene of a shooting at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Feb. 14, 2008.

 (Eric Sumberg / AP)
Victim moved to medivac
A team of medical personnel move an NIU shooting victim to a waiting helicopter for a medical evacuation from Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. (Chicago Tribune photo by Stacey Wescott)
Airlifted out of NIU
A team of medical personnel move a shooting victim to a waiting helicopter for a medical evacuation from Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb following a deadly shooting spree on the campus of Northern Illinois University. (Chicago Tribune photo by Stacey Wescott)
Deadly day at NIU
Northern Illinois University students are tended to outside of Cole Hall on the NIU campus after a gunman opened fire. (Northern Star photo by Jim Killam)
NIU shooting
Emergency rescuers carry an unidentified victim from the scene of the shooting at Northern Illinois University. (Northern Star photo by Jim Killam)
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