Rich Holly's Percussion Place

Assorted ramblings and occasional updates in the world of percussion.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


FBI agents during their initial investigation of the crime scene

At about 3:00 this afternoon a gunman walked onto the stage of a large lecture hall in Cole Hall of the Northern Illinois University campus and opened fire on the 150 or so students sitting in the room. He killed 5 students, injured another 16 or 17 (including the instructor of the course), and then killed himself.

For more complete details you can find a great deal of information on the CNN website or the Chicago Tribune website.

I've been a faculty member and administrator at NIU for nearly 25 years and absolutely love it here. I am in shock and deeply saddened, and I can't even imagine what the parents of the deceased are going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their loved ones.