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By Jason Meisner, Jeremy Gorner and Tina Shah
The Chicago Tribune

DEKALB, Ill. - A gunman opened fire with a shotgun and a handgun Thursday afternoon in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, killing 4 people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady said four victims had died.

At least 17 gunshot victims were taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, according to spokeswoman Theresa Komitis.


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