Gunman Tried to Lure Victims during Mall Shooting

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A student who hid from a gunman as he shot two women at a southwest Virginia community college says he attempted to lure more students out of hiding by pretending he was a police officer.

Clara Keller told The Roanoke Times ( that she didn't take the bait and waited with four friends under a desk until the shootings ended Friday at New River Community College's satellite campus in Christiansburg.

Police have identified the shooter as 18-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis, a student at the college.

He is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

The conditions of the two women injured in the shooting were not immediately available Saturday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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