2 Students Dead in Arkansas College Shooting

Police are questioning two people suspected in an Arkansas college shooting that killed two students and wounded another.  Investigators are also seeking two more suspects.

The shooting took place yesterday evening near the male dormitories at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway - about 30 miles north of Little Rock.

The two dead are students Ryan Henderson, 18 and Chavares Block, 19.  A non-student was treated for a leg injury and released from a hospital.

The motive for the shooting was not clear, but police suspect the killers deliberately targeted the victims."It does not seem at this time that it was a random act," a campus police offier said.

The attack stunned the university community. "This is just an awful tragedy. It's the worst thing that can happen on a college campus," interim president Tom Courtway said.  "We have to start looking at everything."

Yesterday’s shooting marked the first time that the campus emergency warning system was used. Students received e-mails and text messages instructing them to stay inside and lock their doors. Like many college campuses, the University of Arkansas installed their system in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.

Classes were cancelled today at the campus, which has about 12,500 students.

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